Abacadabras made amends for crashing out at Cheltenham when taking Grade One honours within the Betway Aintree Hurdle on the Liverpool course.
The Denise Foster-trained seven-year-old exited on the third flight within the Champion Hurdle – however bounced again to strike within the arms of Jack Kennedy.
Abacadabras (5-1) had the free Jason The Militant for firm within the closing levels and stored on strongly to carry Buzz by a size and 1 / 4, with Millers Financial institution two and 1 / 4 lengths in third and Buveur D’Air fourth.
The latter was main when Jason The Militant, who unseated Rachael Blackmore after leaping the seventh flight, went throughout him on the second-last.
Kennedy stated: “I received there approach too quickly on him, however the free horse (Jason The Militant) actually helped me maintain him .
“Two and a half miles there, ridden patiently, it suited him nice – and he jumped nice.
“I am delighted for the entire crew again at house, Cullentra – they’re the most effective groups in racing and so they work extraordinarily laborious, so it is sensible to reward them with winners like this.
“He jumps like an actual hurdler – I suppose he may soar a fence as effectively.”
Reflecting on his earlier defeat on Tiger Roll, Kennedy added: “I used to be completely satisfied over the primary two fences – after which I could not go any quicker after that.
“He was simply actually outclassed – however he is house secure and sound, which is the principle factor.”