Tiger Roll wins Grand National at Aintree

Summerhill welcome for Gordon Elliott

Summerhill welcome for Gordon Elliott

Davy Russell made his first ride since landing the Grand National on Tiger Roll a winning one when scoring on Decision Time at Tramore.

From the National-winning team of owners Gigginstown House Stud and trainer Gordon Elliott, Monatomic (9/2) jumped into the lead at the second last.

Neither Russell, nor his race rival David Mullins, knew who had got the bob - a finish which was extraordinary for the fact that Tiger Roll seemingly had the race won inside the final 100m. The official winning distance was a head. I thought I had it, but you're so nervous watching it. "I can't believe it, to be honest".

"I was very, very lucky [with Silver Birch]". This is brilliant for the whole yard, for my family at home, everyone.

"Tiger Roll is unbelievable". I'm very proud of him.

Pendra's a big price but he wouldn't be running if he wasn't going to have some sort of impact in the Randox Health Grand National Handicap Chase.

Russell said: "I was a victor everywhere, but the line was my most worrying point". And I can't afford to retire, I've got four kids!' "I've been coming here for years hoping, but satisfied leaving not winning it, because it's such a marvelous event and now it's just fantastic to have finally have done it".

"Mam passed recently and she was a marvellous woman". "She would get me out of bed at six in the morning and drive me round the country. On the way down the commentator said I was the oldest in the race so I thought "I'd better not come back next year".

Tiger Roll won the 2018 Grand National this afternoon, edging past Pleasant Company to claim the victory. "I hope everyone who has supported me along the way can enjoy this". People say Sunday is the day of rest, but I haven't found that one out yet'.

Image: Bryony Frost came fifth in the Grand National. The Tom George-trained Saint Are was reported to be in a "stable condition" having been assessed by vets after falling and had returned to the racecourse stables.

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.

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