Tiger Roll wins Grand National in tight finish

Eager racecogers lined up at the entrance before the gates to the course opened at 11am ready for a day of sporting action

Eager racecogers lined up at the entrance before the gates to the course opened at 11am ready for a day of sporting action

Bless The Wings was third after a photo finish from Anibale Fly in fourth. I can't believe it, to be honest.

'This was the only time of the year that I enjoyed picking it up because we'd make our own Aintree fences around the garden. Davy Russell guided Gordon Elliott's charge around the course expertly after the same pairing claimed the Glenfarclas Chase at the Cheltenham Festival last month.

"I won the race a thousand times in my head as child, I've been comimg here for years and it's awesome to have finally have won it", commeted the winning jockey in an emotional interview in which he recalled the recent passing of his mother. I was speaking to him the other morning and he's as tough as nails.

She said: "I picked the dress pretty quickly and I got the hat designed for the dress".

We thought the outfits couldn't get better after the opening day of the festival, and Ladies Day yesterday, but we were wrong.


"It's been an unbelievable training performance from Gordon to turn him from a Triumph Hurdle victor into a National victor".

"He's so driven and determined, he started out taking horses to places like Ayr and Perth, winning little races, and look where he is now".

Tiger Roll is owned by Irish businessman Michael O'Leary, chief-executive of Ryanair. Seeyouatmidnight, trained by Sandy Thomson near Kelso, ran a mighty race but became exhausted late on and eventually finished 11th.

Bryony Frost, riding in the race for the first time, fared best of the three female jockeys, coming home fifth aboard the Neil King-trained Milansbar.

"Just praying no news is good news #grandNational saint are", said another.

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