For Non Stop could not have won the Betfred Monets Garden Old Roan Chase at Aintree with any more authority.
The Nick Williams-trained seven-year-old oozed class from the outset on his first start for 226 days.
A Grade One winner as a novice in February, the 4-1 joint-favourite jumped swiftly and accurately for Noel Fehily en route to a 23-length romp in the Grade Two limited handicap over two and a half miles.
Wishfull Thinking stayed on for second, while Stagecoach Pearl was third.
It was a particularly sweet result for Fehily, who has only just returned to action after suffering a broken leg in the John Smith's Grand National in April.
He said: "I've been back riding two weeks today. It does take time to return to your peak, but I feel good.
"It's hard to believe that the last time I came here I left in an ambulance.
"This horse did it really well and has probably improved."
Williams said: "Each year he seems get better and I think the course and the strong pace suited him.
"The Paddy Power Gold Cup closes on Tuesday and is an option, we'll have to have look at it."