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Kilkenny People owner's horse pipped at the post in the Grand National

15 April 2018

Gordon Elliott has won his second Grand National as a trainer as the 10-1 shot Tiger Roll, ridden by Davy Russell, won a tense photo finish from Pleasant Company at Aintree.

But just when he looked to have victory sewn up, the Willie Mullins-trained Pleasant Company, who had been ridden prominently and jumped boldly, came with a late rattle to nearly join him on the line.

Tiger Roll, the smallest horse in the race, got the verdict in a photo finish, giving jockey Russell his first triumph in the world's most famous steeplechase.

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Bless The Wings, the winner's stablemate was third, and Anibale Fly was fourth, with Irish runners dominating the 4.5-mile race.

Bryony Frost, riding in the race for the first time, fared best of the three female jockeys, coming home fifth aboard the Neil King-trained Milansbar.

'This was the only time of the year that I enjoyed picking it up because we'd make our own Aintree fences around the garden.

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Gordon Elliott's incredible spring season continued at Aintree this afternoon when the Betfair Ambassador's Tiger Roll tasted Grand National success.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo after her win, Robyn said: "I went for the tiara as I thought that suited the dress the most. That's racing and I'm very lucky that I won it two years ago". "I've a brother-in-law at home that keeps the whole show going for me, my brothers and sisters and dad and obviously with mam passing recently, she was a marvelous woman". I did fear I had been beaten.

Tiger Roll is owned by Irish businessman Michael O'Leary, chief-executive of Ryanair.

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Kilkenny People owner's horse pipped at the post in the Grand National