Allaho© Photo Healy Racing
Allaho took apart a quality field to make virtually all in the Ryanair Chase.
Partnered by Rachael Blackmore, Allaho was keen to assert from the off, going toe-to-toe with stablemate Min through the early part of the race before he eventually pushed on.
Blackmore took no prisoners on proven stayer Allaho, keeping up the searching gallop and building up a healthy lead turning for home.
The 3-1 favourite barely faltered up the straight, coasting home 12 lengths clear of Fakir D’oudairies, with another Mullins runner Tornado Flyer staying on for third.
Mullins said: “That was an awesome performance. I thought Min would go with him every step of the way but his jumping wasn’t up to scratch, we might have to look at that.
“Allaho did everything right. The first thing I did when Rachael came back was lift the number cloth to see if the lead was still in there as it looked like he was just carrying Rachael!
“He was just awesome, his galloping and jumping, if he puts the two together — I was hoping he could do that over three miles, but if he’s only a two-and-a-half-miler that will do me.
“I think aggressive tactics suit him, watching at home he just gallops and jumps.
“I was as gobsmacked as anyone watching it, I fully expected the two of them to collapse at the third-last but that is their style, we just had to hope one would be good enough.
“We might try three miles again, maybe the King George, we’ll see what connections think.”