Early on, Un De Sceaux took a little while to get used to the fixed brush hurdles, jumping rather big, especially over the second jump but he soon settled down and jumped more economically, setting a good pace. He kicked clear down the back stretch on the final circuit and was 13 lengths clear over the third last.

It looked like being yet another runaway win for Un De Sceaux because he was still full of running and moving so well jockey Barry Geraghty took a look back over his shoulder turning in but Gemix was closing the gap. Gemix cut the lead to eight lengths by two out, four lengths at the last and was only a short neck down at the line.