Twinlight (9-1) put up a game display when making virtually all of the running in the AGK Displays Craddockstown Novice Chase at Punchestown.
This Grade Two heat was reduced to a match between the winner and Baily Green after the 8-15 favourite Oscars Well fell at the second fence and the other runner, Jenari, was soon detached.
Ruby Walsh allowed the Willie Mullins-trained five-year-old to do his own thing in front, though Baily Green was never far away. An untidy jump at the last appeared to let in Baily Green, but Twinlight rallied in determined fashion to end the latter's seven-race winning streak and complete his own hat-trick.
Walsh told At The Races: "He's making me a believer of him now. He battled back well to win again. He jumped super apart from the last two, but he was a bit tired by then, and so was the runner-up, but it was a good pot to win with him."
"He's improving all the time and getting confident. Ruby said he's getting to know him as he has his own method of jumping," said Mullins.
"I'd say he loves this ground. We'll have to see where we go from here, but he's fit and well and very tough."
1 October 2014Cadeaux team mull Caulfield date
Limato set for Redcar speed test
Cape set for Concorde test
Telescope sights set on Breeders'
Power primed to storm Abbaye
Creepy excels on chasing bow
Al Kazeem given Arc go-ahead
Buick makes Ivanhowe Arc link
Martin keen on Clonard
Cirrus heads Longchamp billing
Elite aim for Irving
Ribbons run hinges on Paris ground
Quick on course for Ces date
30 September 2014Power heads Abbaye market
No fitness worries for Lemaire
Beaux plans undecided
Foret-bound Byron enjoys workout
Perfect fencing start for Minstrel
Ted takes Roscommon honours
Rain fillip for Treve Arc challenge
Speed not an issue to River camp
Signal on course to Wow in Paris
Ivawood heads Millions field
Top fillies star in Chariot race
Point primed for Abbaye assignment
29 September 2014Logic ruled out for the season
Ansgar in Foret frame
Kalann team consider Champions bid
Peslier and Mosse hunt Arc mounts
O'Brien trio set for Longchamp
High hopes for Elliott team
Berry takes the rails route
River cruises to Beresford glory
Qualify swoops for O'Brien team
Minstrel ready for chasing bow
Tiggy Abbaye run not set in stone
Angel camp ponder Darley raid
Pineau ripe for new season
Mubtaghaa suited by joy of six
Fiesolana fired up for Foret
28 September 2014Keighley holds Court for Cheltenham
Mart makes Newland's day
Spin does the trick at Ripon
Angel heaven-sent for Tregoning
Tiggy takes Cheveley gold
Lodge proves a stroll in Park
Rosalie blossoms for hat-trick
Naylor seeking Paris prize
Integral on course for Chariot
Dettori anticipating 'vintage' Arc