Min ran out an easy winner of the Ladbrokes Dublin Chase at Leopardstown for a second successive year.

A 12-length winner last term, his task was made a little easier before the race even started with the morning defection of Simply Ned.

That meant only five went to post, with 2017 Champion Chase hero Special Tiara pulled up in the early stages after suffering an injury.

Then when Castlegrace Paddy crashed out, only three remained, with Harry Whittington's Saint Calvados in front.

Ruby Walsh was happy to sit some five lengths off him aboard the Willie Mullins-trained Min, but a series of big leaps saw him close the gap with Ordinary World also making progress.

With the last fence omitted because of low sun, Walsh nursed Min alongside the British challenger before kicking clear and the 4-9 favourite won by six lengths.

Ordinary World stayed on for second with Saint Calvados last of the trio

Commander Of Fleet relished the step up in trip and fended off Rhinestone to win the Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors 50,000 Cheltenham Bonus For Stable Staff Novice Hurdle.

Dropped down to two miles last time out for the Royal Bond, Gordon Elliott's charge finished last of the four runners.

However, with six furlongs further to travel, and with the last flight omitted because of low sun, he travelled well in the hands of Jack Kennedy.

Turning into the straight, Willie Mullins' Dorrells Pierji was in front with Rhinestone in between him and the eventual winner.

As Mullins' runner dropped away, the other two served up a real treat but it was the Gigginstown-owned runner, who drifted out to 13-2, who prevailed by half a length.

Mullins' Relegate, the Champion Bumper winner, was backed into 4-1 favourite and and one stage looked like tailing off under Ruby Walsh before she stayed on strongly to finish just out of the places.

The winner was cut to 10-1 from 20s for the Albert Bartlett by Betfair.