Winning jocket Tony McCoy said: "It's great for Jonjo and JP McManus. He's really delivered today. He was off the bridle the whole way and when I missed the third-last I thought my chance had gone."
Dual winner Kauto Star was pulled up at the ninth fence by Ruby Walsh after losing his place.
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Up to 100mm rain for some parts of western Scotland with winds gusting to 50mph. Also wet and windy across Northern Ireland and NW Wales.