Today's win on owner Robcour's Magic Daze was gained in typically brave fashion, and from the front, and afterwards he confirmed “I'll wear these colours on Teahupoo tomorrow and that'll be it.
“There have been so many highlights and the year Sizing John won his third Gold Cup here, against Djakadam and Coneygree, it was as good a race as I ever rode in and I got a huge buzz out of that.
“I have had a wonderful career, there have been so many highs and hopefully these two days go well.
“In fairness to Hannah (wife) she always left the decision up to me but the last few months have been a torture with hip pain. There have been so many people who helped my through it, with Enda King in Santry and Niamh Guy, my physio at home, and Jennifer Pugh, Maria Kealy and John Butler.”
Winning trainer Henry De Bromhead, with his second winner this week, sends out star hurdler Honeysuckle in opposition to Power's final mount Teahupoo in tomorrow's featured Paddy Power Champion Hurdle, at 5.25pm.