Grade One-winning hurdler Diakali preserved his unbeaten record over fences with a facile success at Newton Abbot.
The nine-year-old grey enjoyed a fine time of things over hurdles when trained by Willie Mullins, for whom he won two top-level races in France in 2013.
But he also looks a very useful asset over fences as Richard Johnson’s inmate made it two out of two in the Nick Peacock silks.
Gary Moore’s new recruit simply pulverised an admittedly moderate field by upwards of 25 lengths in a two-mile novice chase.
Diakali was adding to his gains at Fontwell on June 5 when he cut loose in a similar sort of race over two and a quarter miles.