One For Arthur wins the 170th Grand National

Bookmakers across the United Kingdom are counting the cost of Saturday's Grand National after a 14-1 shot claimed victory.

One For Arthur was ridden by Derek Fox and trained by Kinross-based Lucinda Russell, whose partner and assistant is former champion jockey Peter Scudamore.

The 16-1 prospect finished second, while Saint Are (25-1) was third and Blaklion, the race favourite at 8-1, finished fourth.

One For Arthur came from a long way back to score a famous victory for Scotland in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree toda, writes STEVE SIMPSON. It's the best feeling I've ever had. "I don't often get a chance to ride a horse as good as that".

"That was fantastic, I'm tearful but it is wonderful", Russell, whose partner and assistant at their Arlary House Stables in the Kinross countryside, is former champion jockey Peter Scudamore.

Ridden by Derek Fox, the horse clinched victory at Aintree on Saturday and is the first Scottish victor since Rubstic in 1979.

All 40 horses returned home in one piece with 19 combinations completing the race. I can't believe it. "Without them I wouldn't have got back in time and I wouldn't have been as fit as I am".




Thomson said: "I just can't believe it".

"He's awesome. He's improved very time".

One For Arthur, the locally-trained Grand National victor, could put in an appearance for the fans, however, as Belinda McClung, one of his owners, is a steward at the course.

A spokesperson for the betting site, Paul Petrie, said: "It has been a long time since we have celebrated a Scottish victor and although it has cost us a fortune, we couldn't be more happy for Lucinda Russell".

"It was an wonderful day and a unbelievable experience for me as an amateur".

"I'm not quite sure just what I've achieved yet but all I can say is that it's an awesome feeling". Arthur just cruised that race, Derek rode so well and I'm just a bit lost for words really. "We always thought barring an accident he would be a National victor and it has come true". We're very lucky we've got some fantastic vets that work for us.

"After we gone one circuit, I was thinking "I can't be going as well as I am" as we were so near the leaders". Barry (Geraghty) said he gave him a great ride round there, but he just didn't get home.

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