Tiger Roll Wins The Grand National For Davy Russell And Gordon Elliott

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

She added: "It's my second time at Aintree, I came past year too but didn't enter". "But then I thought "well, Davy's 38 - he hasn't got many left in him".

"The National I have won 1,000 times in my mind".

He jumped from fence to fence."He missed the one before Becher's second time and from the third-last he was just running out of oxygen."Thomson has ruled out Seeyouatmidnight making a quick reappearance in the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr on Saturday."He won't be going to Ayr, obviously".

Despite a gallant effort David Mullins, jockey on runner-up Pleasant Company, had to settle for second place. Jumping the final fence clear, Tiger Roll looked to have the race in the bag, but with tiredness kicking in, he had to show all his bravery to hold off the late challenge of Pleasant Company.

'I've tried not to think about the race, to be honest, ' Russell told reporters of the preparations to his first Randox Health Grand National win.

Following an exclusive long term partnership with Carm Productions and The Jockey Club, Inspired's Virtual Grand National 2018 was broadcast for the first time on national television in the United Kingdom on Friday evening ahead of the live event on Saturday afternoon. And I can't afford to retire, I've got four kids!'

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"This one is for Pat Smullen".

It's all change now, however, and in the past five weeks Elliott has taken the Irish Independent Leading Trainer Award at Cheltenham for a second time, hit a record-breaking 200 winners (and counting) for the season in Ireland and won his maiden Irish Grand National with General Principle. "I just wanted him to keep going to the winning post!"

'I had three good rides and thought any one of them could win, but I just couldn't bear sitting at home watching someone else win on them.

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

The horse fell halfway through the race and a green tent was erected around it in front of anxious spectators.

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