Saldier made a superb recovery from a horror injury, to land the Grade One Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown.

Champion Hurdle pretensions were on the line in this two-mile, half a furlong race, which attracted five runners.

It was Petit Mouchoir who went on from Klassical Dream and Sharjah, with Saldier next and then Yaha Fizz.

At halfway, the order remained the same, with Petit Mouchoir leading Klassical Dream.

Leaving the back, Yaha Fizz was out of contention, but the front four were all in with chances.

Two out and Petit Mouchoir came under pressure from Klassical Dream, who travelled well. Sharjah and Saldier were right in behind, as they turned for home.

Klassical Dream hit the front heading to the last but Saldier and Danny Mullins galloped all over him and landed in front, sprinting home to beat the rallying Petit Mouchoir by about two lengths. Klassical Dream flattened out to finish a close third.

The Willie Mullins-trained Saldier was a former Grade One winner, but had not raced in over a year, having suffered an horrific injury with a shattered nose, after falling and being kicked, at Naas.