Whilst the bare form may only state that Minella Majestic only won by a neck, it does little to justify what promise he had shown. Having been at the head of affairs throughout, the €32,000 foal purchase from the Tattersalls Ireland November National Hunt Sale, began to stretch the field around the far end as they exited out of the back straight, and at that point, none of his ten rivals could live with him. That electric burst of speed saw him six lengths clear in between the final two fences. It was only as he was well in command on the run-in that Noble Yeats emerged from the pack and whittled down his advantage in the dying strides around this testing track. The good-looking son of Shantou showed more than the necessary speed to drop back in trip on the track.