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Willie Mullins: Annie Power and Hurricane Fly to be kept apart

Updated: Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 10:54 | Comments

Hurricane Fly has claimed 17 Grade One victories
Hurricane Fly has claimed 17 Grade One victories

Willie Mullins has reiterated his desire to keep apart Hurricane Fly and Annie Power on a racecourse for as long as possible.

The Irish champion trainer claims the latter will be "entered in everything" after she extended her unbeaten record to eight races by taking the noteworthy scalp of Zarkandar in the Coral Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday.

Reigning champion hurdler Hurricane Fly secured a record-breaking 17th Grade One triumph in the Morgiana Hurdle earlier in the month at Punchestown.

Both horses feature prominently in the Champion Hurdle ante-post betting, but Mullins told the Guardian: "We're not trying to take on Hurricane Fly at the moment.

"She (Annie Power) will be entered in everything from two miles to three miles but he (Hurricane Fly) will get first choice in all those races.

"We'll try and keep them apart."

Of Hurricane Fly, Mullins said: "I've been very happy with him the last couple of mornings."

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