Both crews got off to a strong start. Blondie led through the mile post with a time of 4:12, six seconds ahead of Osiris.
Blondie continued to pull away, passing under Hammersmith Bridge with a time of 7:38; Osiris followed 12 seconds after.
Going past Chiswick steps Blondie held onto their lead with a time of 12:02. Osiris went past the steps with a time of 12:19. Blondie gained clear water before Barnes Bridge and were 23 seconds clear of Osiris going under Barnes Bridge with a time of 16:18. Blondie built on their lead, gaining continually on Osiris.
Blondie finished in a time of 19:45, 9 lengths ahead of Osiris who finished in a time of 20:12. This was Blondie’s second win in a row for the first time since 1998.