Jessica Harrington and Robbie Power continued their incredible run of form as Woodland Opera claimed top honours in the EMS Copiers Novice Handicap Chase at Punchestown.
The combination has been riding the crest of a wave ever since Gold Cup hero Sizing John starred in a Cheltenham Festival treble last month.
Harrington and Power subsequently teamed up to land the Irish Grand National with Our Duke and have enjoyed another brilliant week at Punchestown, with Harrington saddling four winners and Power riding four winners heading into day four.
Once the front-running Dicosimo folded, Woodland Opera moved to the front and he had enough in the tank to repel the Willie Mullins-trained Arbre De Vie by three-quarters of a length.
Power said: “I said to Mrs Cooper (owner) when I rode him back at Leopardstown in March he’d win this race and it’s great when a plan comes together.
“He’s usually a very good jumper. He was a bit novicey at the fourth-last, but at the last three fences he was brilliant when I needed him.
“He’s a gorgeous big horse.”