Tiger on a Roll for Gordon Elliott at Aintree

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The reserves are: Thunders And Roses - from the stable of 2016 Grand National victor Mouse Morris, the Sue Smith-trained duo of Delusionofgrandeur and Vintage Clouds and Robert Walford's Walk In The Mill.

It may have been less full on than the last couple of days but people still seemed to be having fun with their outfits.

Tiger Roll might be small in stature but he's a giant in his heart and he's just claimed an incredible win in the Grand National.

"I can't beleive it, Tiger Roll is a stable favourite, but I'm going to get my photograph taken", was the immediate reaction of trainer Gordon Elliott.

Trained by Betfair Ambassador Gordon Elliott, Tiger Roll was given a brilliant stalking ride by experienced jockey Davy Russell who always had the popular eight-year-old in a promising position.

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. There was a tense pause as the judges looked at the photo before eventually giving the win to Tiger Roll.

Tiger Roll looked all over a victor at the elbow, but had to scramble for the post to hold off the Willie Mullins-trained Pleasant Company with another Elliott runner Bless The Wings in third.

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