The Grand National rarely fails to live up to expectations and this year’s renewal was no exception with overwhelming favourite Tiger Roll earning for himself a place in the record books by becoming the first runner since Red Rum in 1974 to win the race in successive years.
The Gordon Elliott-trained horse looked in better form than ever following wins in the Boyne Hurdle and Cross Country Chase beforehand – the latter being his fourth win at the Cheltenham Festival – and jockey Davy Russell had the nine-year-old 4/1 favourite well positioned from start to finish as he found plenty remaining in the long run-in to keep him clear of second-placed 66/1 shot Magic Of Light.
8/1 Rathvinden followed in third with 25/1 Walk In The Mill finishing in fourth position.
Ruby Walsh was well positioned throughout as he aimed Rathvinden towards the line alongside fellow frontrunner Pleasant Company, however Tiger Roll was ever-present in the slipstream of the leading pair and it was obvious in the run-in to the final fence that he would be the one to beat once again, Russell keeping his cool and steering him to a historic victory.
Magic Of Light chased him all the way to the finishing line but the mare was well beaten and had to settle for second place.
2019 Grand National Full Result
- Tiger Roll
- Magic Of Light
- Walk In The Mill
- Anibale Fly
- One For Arthur
- Regal Encore
- Valseur Lido
- A Toi Phil
- Bless The Wings
- Vieux Lion Rouge
- Captain Redbeard
- Folsom Blue
- Don Poli
Failed to Finish
Vintage Clouds – Fell, 1st fence
Up For Review – Brought down, 1st fence
Monbeg Notorious – Pulled up, 17th fence
General Principle – Fell, 18th fence
Rock The Kasbah – Brought down, 18th fence
Jury Duty – Unseated, 18th fence
Blow By Blow – Pulled up, 18th fence
Minella Rocco – Pulled up, 19th fence
Step Back – Pulled up, 25th fence
Ballyoptic – Fell, 27th fence
Just A Par – Pulled up, 28th fence
Warriors Tale – Pulled up, 28th fence
Lake View Lad – Pulled up, 28th fence
Noble Endeavor – Pulled up, 28th fence
Ramses De Teillee – Pulled up, 28th fence
Dounikos – Pulled up, 29th fence
Go Conquer – Pulled up, 29th fence
Joe Farrell – Pulled up, 29th fence
Tea For Two – Pulled up, 29th fence
Male Beach – Pulled up, 29th fence