Remarkably, Tiger Roll, owned by Gigginstown House Stud, was also the victor of the Virtual Grand National, a computer-simulated running of the race broadcast on ITV last night.
Today the smallest horse in the race proved the toughest as Tiger Roll stormed to a phenomenal Grand National success to add to his three Cheltenham successes.
However, after a brief wait the judge confirmed Tiger Roll the narrow victor.
"I said I didn't appreciate the first time round".
Equally jubilant trainer Elliott said: "I was nervous when they announced the photo-finish".
Regardless of whether you're betting today or not, we reckon you'll want to watch the big race, so read on for our complete guide to live streaming the Grand National 2018. "I've a brother-in-law at home that keeps the whole show going for me, my brothers and sisters and dad and obviously with mam passing recently, she was a marvelous woman". Davy Russell guided Gordon Elliott's charge around the course expertly after the same pairing claimed the Glenfarclas Chase at the Cheltenham Festival last month. "We got very close and I'm over the moon".
"On the way down the commentator said I was the oldest in the race so I thought "I'd better not come back next year".
Elliott led for much of the way in the race to be crowned champion trainer in his homeland last season, only to be caught by Mullins in the final days of the season.
"It's been an unbelievable training performance from Gordon to turn him from a Triumph Hurdle victor into a National victor".