• Odds-on favourite Urano (right) leads over the last in the opener...
  • ...but is readily brushed aside on the run to the line.
  • Glens Melody wins the mares' novices'  hurdle under Paul Townend
  • Pont Alexandre is in complete control of the Grade Two novice hurdle...
  • ...and runs out an impressive winner
  • Binocular and Hurricane Fly are the star names in the Irish Champion...
  • ...and Hurricane Fly is completely dominant at the business end of the race
  • He is now favourite to win a second Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham
  • No wonder connections are all smiles afterwards
  • Tony McCoy and Nicky Henderson reflect on Binocular's reappearance

Irish Champion Hurdle day

Odds-on favourite Urano (right) leads over the last in the opener...