History suggests this horse will win the Aintree Grand National

History suggests this horse will win the Aintree Grand National

"She always did what was best for her children", he said.

"All the way up the run-in I thought he wasn't going to get there and then right on the line I thought we had shout".

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

The virtual race, which was uniquely developed to feature the 40 declared runners and riders from the 2018 Grand National field, used complex data algorithms to eventually predict Tiger Roll as the victor of the 2018 Grand National.

However, a late surge by the Willie Mullins-trained Pleasant Company (25/1) brought the race to a photo-finish.

The Mullins-trained Pleasant Company staged a dramatic late rally, but the judge confirmed Tiger Roll the victor by a head. I answered an advert on the internet for a share in a horse about five years ago and Del Boy was bought by Harvey at Doncaster sales after coming over from Ireland.

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It was a second major reverse at the hands of an Elliott horse in the space of a fortnight for Mullins, having seen his Isleofhopendreams beaten just a head in the Irish National. 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 fantastic 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'm just thinking of my kids at home now that they can be part of this wonderful event.

'It's great for the yard, for Gigginstown (House Stud, owners), for everyone'. "I was speaking to him the other morning and he's as tough as nails".

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

"He is incredible, he made a few mistakes early on and then gave me a wonderful ride.fifth in the National!" said Frost.

Miss Quinn said she was at the races with her family and friends and they had all entered the style contest together "for the craic".