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Tiger Roll holds on to win dramatic Grand National in photo-finish

• Davy Russell rides winner for trainer Gordon Elliott
• Ireland dominate race with first four horses home

Tiger Roll clung on to win an incident-packed Grand National dominated by Irish runners, going clear on the run-in but then almost being reeled in by Pleasant Company. It is a second success in the race for the trainer Gordon Elliott and a first for the popular veteran jockey Davy Russell.

The finish turned into another struggle between Elliott and his great rival, Willie Mullins, trainer of the runner-up. Tiger Roll’s victory at 10-1 was being hailed by the crowd before cheers turn to anxious cries as the horse either got tired or began to idle.

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