Eight-year-old Tiger Roll, who scored at odds of 10-1 for jockey Davy Russell, has fast become a crowd favourite, having already won the Glenfarclas Cross-Country Chase at Cheltenham, adding to his previous triumphs at Prestbury Park in the Triumph Hurdle and the National Hunt Chase.
Gordon Elliott promised to appreciate his second Randox Health Grand National success far more than he did his first after Tiger Roll clung on in a thriller at Aintree.
Jockey Davy Russell after winning the Grand National. "It would have been heartbreaking".
"This one's for Pat Smullen", said 38-year-old Russell.More news: Animal rights groups Bluff Keep Usage at Football Game
Saint Are, who was kept overnight at the Aintree racecourse stables after a fall in Saturday's Randox Health Grand National, has received an upbeat report from his trainer Tom George. "I am thinking about my kids at home knowing they can be part of this wonderful event".
He is long odds-on to dethrone Willie Mullins and claim his first Irish trainer's title later this month and while his great rival pushed him all the way on Merseyside, with the boldly-ridden Pleasant Company going down fighting, it was Elliott who won the day once more.
'I was speaking to him the other morning and he's as tough as nails'. I've said I didn't appreciate it first time round [with Silver Birch] - I'll definitely appreciate it now.
Initially Russell's biggest worry was whether he would miss his plane back to Ireland to make it in time to ride at Tramore today, although the owner will probably put one on especially for him.More news: Nikki Bella Reportedly Broke Off The Engagement With Cena
"Barry and Ruby have always been champion jockeys, winning all the best races. And it's the way he keeps coming back and back again".
Gordan Elliott and his team took the ferry back to celebrate in Ireland on Saturday evening, while Michael O'Leary treated Ryanair passengers to a "free bar".
Frost's fifth place in the National was the second-best result for a female jockey in the marathon race, behind Irish jockey Katie Walsh's third on Seabass in 2012.
With the leading trainers generally keeping their powder dry at Aintree with limited runners apart from the National, several big guns are waiting in the wings for the five-day Punchestown Festival as we finish the season in style.More news: Xiaomi Mi 6X Leaked Specifications-Dual Cameras, Snapdragon 660 and Many more