Amazing. This is for the staff. They graft and graft and they deserve this. We've hit every bit of the woodwork. Thank God we've finally hit the goal. I couldn't have this horse beat.
It means everything. I know I haven't been doing it for very long but doing it by yourself is just amazing. We've got a great team and I knew it was going to come and I'm delighted it has and I'm delighted Harry was riding.
I've lost my voice as I was cheering him from the bottom of the hill. He started the season as a maiden over hurdles and we thought if he could win a race for the club that would be great. To come out and win an Albert Bartlett is incredible.
He's absolutely fine. He's doesn't have a care in the world. That's racing.
He's a fantastic horse and fair play to the other horse. It's brutal to win a Gold Cup but we'll be back next year. We'll probably have the whole Vautour debate again and I do wonder what might have been.
If you’d told me more than 12 months ago that I’d be on the brink of lining up in one of the biggest amateur races at the largest jump racing festival in the world, I would have thought you were crazy.
I think that is one of the greatest achievements of my life. It was such a rush, such a thrill and I'm honoured.
We missed the third last and I thought our chance was gone but in fairness to him, he came back and winged the last two and stayed on.
"This was the golden afternoon in the life of Gordon Elliott, who trained Silver Birch to land the Grand National in his first season with a licence. Many thought it might be a flash in the pan but it has proved anything but. Built like a bouncer, Gordon has never stopped surprising me in the way he has kept his stable on an unremitting upward curve."