Fashion is the real victor on final day of the Grand National

Thumbs up Gordon Elliott was winning his second National

He's lost his mother and I'm sure his father Gerry is very proud at home watching. "I'm definitely going to appreciate it now".

"This one is for Pat Smullen". The 10-1 chance looked like he had just started when cruising ominously into contention crossing the Melling Road under Davy Russell.

"It's a wonderful event I love it so much, I've been coming here for years, hoping..." he said.

"When we were coming in somebody said to us why don't you enter so I did".

O'Leary was keen to pay tribute to his trainer after providing him with a second success.

One wrote: "I don't normally let my emotions get the best of me but f**k the grand national".

"Having to beat Willie is tough, he's an wonderful man and sets the standards, one of the greatest of all time and to be training at the same time as him is unbelievable".

Total Recall was one of the horses to fall, after starting the race as the 7-1 favourite. He (Pleasant Company) seemed to get a little bit exhausted and then get a second wind. Best of all, it's totally free - provided you hold a valid UK TV license, that is.

Bless The Wings, the winner's stablemate was third, and Anibale Fly was fourth, as Irish runners dominated.

Hopes had been high of a second consecutive Scottish success, following One for Arthur's victory a year ago, but it was not to be.

The other Scottish runner, Captain Redbeard, trained by Stuart Coltherd near Selkirk, unseated his rider at the seventh.

Bryony Frost, one of three women jockeys in the race attempting to make history by being the first female victor, was fifth on Milansbar.

"Just praying no news is good news #grandNational saint are", said another.

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