Supasundae wins dramatic Aintree Hurdle ahead of Buveur D’Air
- Supasundae went one better than 12 months ago at the Aintree Hurdle
- He looked more at home over a shorter trip after poor run at Cheltenham
- Wille Mullins’ former champion hurdler Faugheen pulled up early
Supasundae went one better than 12 months ago in the Betway Aintree Hurdle for Jessica Harrington and Robbie Power.
After a rare poor run in the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, the nine-year-old looked much more at home over a shorter trip.
But it was a race Willie Mullins will want to forget in a hurry, as former champion hurdler Faugheen was pulled up early on and Melon fell at the first flight in the home straight.
Supasundae went one better than 12 months ago in the Aintree Hurdle on Thursday
Buveur D’Air did very fell to avoid the falling Melon, but Barry Geraghty was already having to niggle on the former dual champion.
Supasundae was travelling the better, but County Hurdle hero Ch’tibello was outrunning market expectations.
Power, having his first ride back from injury, was beginning to show distress signals, but Supasundae (15-2) clung on to beat Buveur D’Air by a length and a quarter.
After a poor run in the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham, he looked much more at home here