There will be plenty of celebrations in Scotland tonight as One For Arthur stormed home to claim the 170th Grand National.
Run in glorious sunshine, Derek Fox guided the 16/1 shot to victory at Aintree, to secure only the second win for a horse trained north of the border, following on from Rubstick way back in 1979.
Cause of Causes came home second, ahead of Saint Are, Blaklion and an excellent run for 50/1 shot Gas Line Boy.
Here’s how it all went down on Twitter…
Before events got underway however, UFC star Conor McGregor made quite an entrance…
— SPORF (@Sporf) April 8, 2017
TV presenter and Horse Racing guru Clare Balding shared her tips…
My shortlist for #GrandNational:
Cause of Causes, Blaklion, More of That, Lord Windermere & O’Faolain’s Boy. Last two are 50-1. Good luck
— Clare Balding (@clarebalding) April 7, 2017
And our own Nicola McGeady was ready to go too…
Highland Lodge, Vicente, Pleasant Company & Cause of Causes for me. #GrandNational
— Nicola McGeady (@NicolaMcGeady) April 8, 2017
But when it all came down to it, One For Arthur was first across the line for trainer Lucinda Russell.
Liam was on…
One for Arthur thank you very much #GrandNational
— Liam Williams (@_liamwilliams88) April 8, 2017
While Amy went one better…
My horses came 1st and 2nd yahooo #GrandNational
— Amy Bristow (@amyylouise_x) April 8, 2017
Nigel had us all trumped, though…
First, second and third horses in the National ???? #grandnational
— Nigel Hall ?? (@NigelHall11) April 8, 2017
But as always with this great race, many punters will be left rueing their decisions…
— marcus (@__marcusd) April 8, 2017
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing
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