Joseph O'Brien said: “They went quick and he enjoys that. He travels and he jumps very well.
“He probably got there a little bit sooner than ideal but he got a good jump at the last and that probably finished it for the rest of them.
“JJ gave him a great ride, he's been riding the horse and he knows him well. You have to take a chance, go down the inside, cover him up and have a go late.
“Things fell his way today, it's a lovely pot and I'm delighted for JP (McManus).
“He loves having cover, he loves good ground and a strong pace. When things fall his way he's a good horse and when things don't go his way he tends to sulk a little bit and he gives up. Thankfully today things went his way.
“He was working well but you don't know what you're going to get with him.
“JJ gave the horse a fantastic ride. He's strong as an Ox. He's a big help to us, he works every single day schooling and you name it.
“Obviously we get on very well. He knows how we like the horse ridden and he gets the job done.”
Ivanovich Gorbatov's last success came over Apple's Jade in the Grade One Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in 2016.