Tiger Roll and Davy Russell clear a fence at Aintree today.
Tiger Roll won the Grand National Steeplechase in a photo finish over Pleasant Company in one of the closest races in years at Aintree on Saturday.
"I can't beleive it, Tiger Roll is a stable favourite, but I'm going to get my photograph taken", was the immediate reaction of trainer Gordon Elliott.
An emotional Davy Russell's thoughts were immediately with another Irish racing legend; "He's an unbelievable horse. this one is for Pat Smullen" he said in the aftermath.
Continuing the Meath focus, Robbie Dunne on Gas Line Boy finished seventh and the Gavin Cromwell-trained Raz De Maree completed the top 10 with Robbie Power on board. I was speaking to him the other morning and he's as tough as nails.
"I've won this race a thousand times in my head, in my heart, at home".
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"I said I didn't appreciate the first time round".
"But it's just surreal, I don't think it's set in yet, I can't believe it. I'm definitely going to appreciate it now".
He added: "At one point I said he wasn't good enough and at one point retirement was an option, but I'm very lucky to be training for the O'Learys".
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.
"It's been an unbelievable training performance from Gordon to turn him from a Triumph Hurdle victor into a National victor".
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.