The seven year old gelding was remarkable as a novice hurdler winning three of his four contests in great style and showing a clear staying ability.
He started his life over hurdles at Chepstow in the Grade Two Persian War Novices Hurdle seeing off some smart youngsters that went on to frank the form, including Grade One winner Fiddlerontheroof.
The gelding then went to Cheltenham in the Grade Two Ballymore Novices Hurdle and again put in a strong winning run to enhance his credentials in this division.
He was destined for big things off the back of his third in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham in 2019 and fulfilled his potential for the term when landing the Grade One Challow Hurdle at Newbury.
He was then sent back to Cheltenham in March for the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle and although suffering his first defeat over hurdles, was a narrow fourth in the very hot Grade One.
The form of that race worked out massively last term with the first, second and third going on to have big careers over fences and hurdles.
Coming out of novice company on seasonal debut last term many were apprehensive as to how Thyme Hill would handle taking on seasoned staying horses first time out, but he was superb landing the Grade Two Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury.
The gelding saw off strong challenges from McFabulous and Paisley Park that day and he was up against the latter again next time out in his bid for his second Grade One win of his career.
However, although looking the likely winner with 50 yards to go he was nabbed on the line by the likeable stayer Paisley Park.
Having missed the Cheltenham festival due to a slight setback he was instead sent to Aintree and under a superb ride by Tom O'Brien he went on to see off Roksana and take the event.
The superstar stayer is set to make his seasonal debut at Auteuil in November where if winning the Grade One event will be much smaller than his current 5/1 for the Stayers' Hurdle at this years festival.
Alongside this the current field for the Thursday feature event at Prestbury Park looks weak and also holds many horses that will not go for the event.