We may have only seen Min once on a racecourse since he moved to the Willie Mullins yard but no horse has been talked about as much as him and punters will get another chance to see him strut his stuff in the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle on Saturday.
Another French import for Rich Ricci, Min was hyped up long before he made his debut in Ireland last month. All the vibes suggested this was potentially a very special horse and he lived up to that as he won a 2m2f Maiden Hurdle in impressive fashion at Punchestown.
That performance immediately saw his price for the Supreme Novices Hurdle slashed and it has contracted ever since thanks to the 2nd that day, Gurteen, franking that form in no uncertain terms at Leopardstown over Christmas. Min will be going from a Maiden Hurdle to a Grade 2 this weekend as he runs in the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle but that is expected to be no problem for a horse touted as a potential superstar.
Willie Mullins and Rich Ricci have combined for the last two years to win the Moscow Flyer with Vautour and Douvan and as we know, both of them went onto win the Supreme Novices Hurdle at Cheltenham later in the season and most believe that Min will make that three on the bounce for the all powerful trainer and owner combination.
As it stands, Min is currently a best price 11/4 with Betfair for the Supreme but we can expect that price to tumble further if, as expected, he picks up the Moscow Flyer on Saturday and it will be fascinating to follow the progress of this horse.