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Willie Mullins ponders Annie Power Cheltenham prep run

Annie Power continues to please Willie Mullins in her recovery from a setback.

The talented mare knocked a joint when schooling in preparation for the Hatton's Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse in November.

It had been thought she would have to head straight to the Cheltenham Festival without a run, but Mullins has not completely ruled out the chance of giving her an outing beforehand.

"I'm much happier with Annie Power," he said.

"She's riding out and she's recovering as quick as I'd hoped.

"I'm able to bring her forwards a little and hopefully she'll maintain that and she doesn't go backwards.

"I'm keeping her comeback as Cheltenham but if we can get a run before that would be a bonus.

"At the moment, she's just going for the mares' race but now she's a little more forward and if we get a run into her we'll see."

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