Invitation Only reinforced his burgeoning chasing reputation with an excellent performance in the Grade Three Total Event Rental (Kildare) Novice Chase at Punchestown.

A classy field of six went to post for this 2 ½ mile contest.

At the off it was Invitation Only who went into the lead from Mossbank and The Storyteller.

The order remained the same as the field raced down the back with six lengths covering the field as Invitation Only came to the sixth fence from home.

Three out, Invitation Only travelled well, with Mossbank under pressure, while The Storyteller blundered at the second last.

The front pair drew clear turning for home, but Invitation Only was going the best, but seemed to run down the fence.

That gave stable mate Koshari half a hope, but David Mullins pushed out Invitation Only on the flat and he went away in the manner of perhaps one of the leading novice chasers of the season.

Koshari duly made it a Willie Mullins one-two, with The Storyteller getting back up for third.