Marvel De Cerisy off the mark over fences
The eight-year-old gelding was collared at the penultimate obstacle, however, by Marvel De Cerisy who asserted before the last.
Once it was negotiated, the 4/1 joint favourite ran on well along the run-in to win by six and a half lengths. Aarons Day was outgunned in second at 14/1, but was four and a half lengths clear of Gallyhill (10/1). Get My Drift the other 4/1jf, disappointed in a well-beaten sixth.
Trainer Henry de Bromhead said: "We're delighted with that. We wanted to see would a step up in trip (extended 2m3f) suit him which it obviously did.
“He was good, obviously the race fell apart a bit but we were still happy to see him come out and win. I'm delighted for Caolan (Woods, owner).