GRAND NATIONAL 2018 Liverpool revellers paint the town after Aintree Races
15 April, 2018, 06:01
She added: "It's my second time at Aintree, I came past year too but didn't enter".
Davy Russell has previously spoken about his childhood dreams of winning this race, today that dream became a reality. I can't believe it, to be honest.
In a battle royale approaching the line, Tiger Roll just held off a late resurgence from the Mullins' horse to edge a photo. "I'm going back on the boat tonight, I can't afford Ryanair flights, but it will be some party". I was speaking to him the other morning and he's as tough as nails.
"Coming here I was really anxious about the ground". He said: "Coming here I genuinely didn't think he'd handle the fences - he's a little rat of a thing, only 15:2 or something".
"Having to beat Willie is tough, he's an fantastic man and sets the standards, one of the greatest of all time and to be training at the same time as him is unbelievable".
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"It's a credit to Gordon and his team and the owners", he said. He (Pleasant Company) seemed to get a little bit exhausted and then get a second wind.
Bless the Wings (40/1) finished third, well behind Tiger Roll and Pleasant Company (25/1), with Anibale Fly (10/1) taking fourth place on heavy ground under blue skies. 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, was the best of the three female jockeys, coming in fifth on Milansbar, trained by Neil King.
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".