Power travelled down the hill with six horses in front of him but found himself in front at the second last and was travelling with such momentum that nothing could challenge after that. "This is the jewel in the crown--the race I've listened to and watched all my life", she continued.
Sizing John's win is rich reward for the Potts, who have poured money in to jumps racing with fervour for the past 12 years.
Harrington labelled the victory "amazing", and added: "It's his jumping that got him here".
DEFI-NITELY MAYBE The Triumph Hurdle goes off at 1.30 - who should I bet on, what are the odds and who is running?
Winning jockey Power, himself a former show jumper, was celebrating 10 years after his Grand National win at Aintree on Silver Birch, but perhaps savoured this one even more. He's probably the smallest horse in the yard and while he's only coming here off a maiden hurdle win, his homework warrants the trip.
Sizing John - What's in a name? "When you're 25 you think you can win everything, so this is very special".
Dad deserves a lot of credit for changing his routine completely at home in an effort to get him sparkling again, while Ruby timed his run to perfection on a day when his unrivalled class in the saddle was clear for all to see after earlier giving a masterclass on Un De Sceaux, the most exciting horse in training, and Yorkhill. It is impossible to know how he would have fared had he stood up, there is a school of thought that says that he wouldn't have beaten Don Cossack anyway, but he was travelling well and we will never know for certain.
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Every game you play, you have to play well, try to win and show the opponent you are there to win. City led after only three minutes at Middlesbrough .
I ride Aupcharlie, which was only beaten four lengths by On The Fringe previous year, for Jim Dreaper in the amateur riders version of the Gold Cup (4.10) and I'm excited to have a good ride in this race. "He looks like a three-mile chaser and if Douvan hadn't been around he'd have been an awesome two-miler".
Harrington, who took out her training licence in 1987, was the beneficiary when Sizing John was removed from Henry de Bromhead's yard a year ago.
Jonjo O'Neill was thrilled with the way Minella Rocco ran on to finish second in Friday's Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.
It was little wonder as Rock The World won the Grand Annual Chase for Power and Harrington on a day when the duo ruled the racing world.
Djakadam has been backed down to 11/4 ahead of the race at 3.30pm. "It is a first runner in the race for me".
Despite his late charge, Mullins couldn't hold off Gordon Elliott in the race to be leading trainer at the Festival.
And on a day of the Irish, the luck of the nation has delivered several wins for native horses, jockeys and trainers.