Ruby Walsh hailed magical Min after he romped to victory in the JLT Chase at Aintree.
Twelve months on from a narrow defeat to Politologue, Willie Mullins' eight-year-old roared to victory in the Grade One on Friday.
Again it was the 2018 pair who were the first two, but having been narrowly beaten last year, Min raced clear in what amounted to a 20-length turnaround in the result.
Walsh, 24 hours on from his victory with Kemboy, dictated the pace of the race.
And when the 2-1 favourite stepped up the pace after the third-last, he was soon out of sight.
Walsh wins the JLT Chase
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Mullins said: "That was impressive – obviously the school around Cheltenham did him well!
"The change of tactics made the difference. We let him enjoy himself and Ruby said fence by fence he was enjoying it more and more.
"He's turned the form around with Politologue from last year and John Hales [Politologue's owner] just said we'll have the decider next year.
"I thought our horse was very good today. Obviously he didn't have a hard race in Cheltenham.
Min was in unbeatable form, according to Paul Nicholls
"I think two and a half is his trip. I'm starting to wonder if he could go a bit further, but two and a half will be fine for the time being.
"People are saying could he get another few furlongs, which would put him in the picture for a race like the King George.
"I think he's back to himself and maybe that performance was a career-best.
"I think we'll go to Punchestown."
Waiting Patiently finished well back in third.
Paul Nicholls, trainer of Politologue, said: "He has run a blinder and Min looked unbeatable there. He has beaten Waiting Patiently, which is red-hot form.
"He has had a bit of bleed there, so he won't run again this season.
"We missed it this season, but I wouldn't mind next season having another go at the Tingle Creek."
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