Tiger Roll emulates Red Rum to win back-to-back Grand Nationals

• Favourite is decisive winner of Aintree marathon
• First horse to win second National since 1974

Tiger Roll has won the Grand National for a second time, becoming the first horse since Red Rum in the 1970s to win the race more than once. Underlining the scale of his achievement in the 40-runner race, he is only the third horse to win multiple Nationals since the nineteenth century.

“I can’t believe it,” said the winning jockey, Davy Russell, between tipping buckets of water over his mount’s neck in the moments after the race. “Ah Jaysus, I can’t ... at my age now, you’re after winning two Grand Nationals... He’s one hell of a horse.”

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