Owner Garth Broom said of third-placed Native River: "I felt we were slightly robbed of second right on the line, but finishing third in a Gold Cup with a seven-year-old is something you can't complain about".
Lizzie Kelly did not get beyond the second fence on Tea For Two and Cue Card crashed out three out when struggling to keep up.
Two Irish Grade One winners that I believe will run well are Outlander from last year's winning trainer's yard and my best selection Sizing John, victor of the Irish Gold Cup but unproven over today's trip. "It's a massive privilege".
She added: "I've never had a runner in the race before so to train the victor - I don't know when I'll come down to earth". The former is one of the most popular horses in training and has amassed over £1million in his career to date including two Festival wins.
Jonjo O'Neill was thrilled with the way Minella Rocco ran on to finish second in Friday's Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.
At the end of last summer neither Sizing John nor Supasundae, Wednesday's Coral Cup victor, which took Harrington one clear of the record eight winners at this fixture she previously shared with Jenny Pitman, were in her yard at Moone in Kildare.
Power, who has only recently fought his way back from a serious injury to his eye socket, joined an elite band of jockeys to have won both the Grand National and the Cheltenham Gold Cup. It was 10 years ago when I won the Grand National.
In total, Douvan and Sizing John met on seven occasions over two miles during a two-year time period - the last of their battles coming at Punchestown over Christmas when Douvan won by eight lengths.
An emotional Philip Hobbs told of his relief after Defi Du Seuil continued his unbeaten form since joining the yard, when winning today's opening race, the Grade One JCB Triumph Hurdle. I'll make my mind up depending on whether I need to get out of jail and go for a safe bet, or if I can afford to take a chance on the latter.