Winning owner Graham Wylie said, "He's a street fighter who never knows when he is beaten and he loves the attention he gets in the winner's enclosure. Maybe one day I'll realize what he's done, but it is all so emotional now. I just sat quietly in the stand and watched and watched, and he had so many traffic problems. But when he came over the last, he was too good for them."
Jockey Denis O'Regan added, "What a horse. He just took off. Howard (Johnson, trainer) said beforehand that he wouldn't want to get there before the last. I was a bit down at the last but he jumped well, and he did the rest himself."