One for Arthur wins 2017 Grand National at Aintree

One For Arthur goes into the Grand National at 16-1 and amongst the favourites to win

It appears that bookmakers will be counting the cost of One For Arthur's Grand National win this Saturday, as Scotland gains its first Aintree champion stud since Rubistic in 1979.

Ridden by a jockey competing in the world's toughest steeplechase for the first time, One for Arthur took the lead in the 4 1/2-mile (6,400-meter) race after jumping the 30th and last fence before holding off Cause of Causes in the famous long run to the post at Aintree.

He was the first Scottish victor of the National since Rubstic in 1979.

Sweeping around the final bend on the outside, it looked like he had just joined in and he stayed on strongly to defeat Gordon Elliott's Cheltenham Festival victor Cause Of Causes by four and a half lengths.

Earlier, Yanworth, ridden by Barry Geraghty, won the Grade 1 Ryanair Stayers Liverpool Hurdle.

Fox himself almost missed the ride, only returning to action after a broken wrist earlier in the week, and the mount on One For Arthur was just his fifth since his return.

Belinda McClung added: "I thought this morning (Saturday), it's baking hot so there's no pressure now, he's not going to win on that ground but I have to say he's just shown his class today".

'It's been an absolutely fantastic day, ' she told ITV after the race.

"This is a fairytale but for excellent medical care I wouldn't have made it", said Fox.

"He's the type of horse that warms into a race - that's just his style of running - so I was-half prepared for it".

"We won't know exactly how much we will be paying out until everyone has brought their slips in and we have paid out their money, but it looks like we have just about broken even - although we have lost significantly in Scotland".

Kathryne, who has been married to Danny's dad, Robin for 24 years, recalls the shock she and the rest the family felt when Danny came home one day and said he wanted to race horses.

The numbers two, ten and 11 are also very lucky, with each number having won the Grand National three times.

"I kind of had an idea going out that we'd be far enough back", said the jockey.

"I got a heavy fall in the novice chase and that was four weeks ago on Thursday".

"Everyone was shouting - I think there's only one guy that didn't put money on it".

On 9 March he broke his collarbone and wrist, giving him little chance of recovering to take the ride, but against all odds he was back in the saddle less than a month later.

"There will be injuries and, occasionally, unfortunately there are fatalities, but the care and attention bestowed on these horses is absolutely second to none and in Britain we do it better than anywhere else".

"We just wanted a horse to have some fun", a giddy Thomson told The Associated Press, with a glass of champagne in her hand.

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