Winning jockey Denis O'Regan said, "That was amazing, I'm nearly crying. I had a little doubt in my mind earlier in the week about him maybe running in the wrong race, but I must hand it to Howard. He wasn't fluent at one, but jumped absolutely brilliantly when he needed to. I was second in the Coral Cup last year but this is just fabulous."
Trainer Howard Johnson said, "They have been a little bit out of form but some of the horses just weren't good enough. If they aren't good enough, they can't win. I'll keep him going for Aintree but if I'm not happy he'll go out in a field."