Grand National 2017: Major Winners
By all accounts, the 2017 Grand National was an immense success, and not only for those affiliated with One For Arthur following his stunning home-stretch dash for victory.
The 170th renewal of the prestigious meeting at Aintree Racecourse saw the fairy tale triumph realised by jockey Derek Fox, just one month after breaking his wrist and collarbone in a fall at Carlisle. The splendid victory also came with the added bonus of signifying only the second ever Scottish-trained victor and a fourth female winning-owner in Lucinda Russell.
One For Arthur, an eight-year-old trained in Kinross, proved to be one for Scotland when he out-jumped and outstayed his thirty-nine rivals to win the famed steeplechase in style. Backed by Arthurs up and down the land as well as the majority of Scotland, the impressive runner was sent out at 14/1.
Despite struggling to adjust to the strong pace in the opening mile, One For Arthur soon found his form and finished the race like a steam train. At one stage he was twenty lengths back behind the pace-setting Rogue Angel but he steadily crept back into the contest to eventually lead thanks to some truly sublime jumping.
At the two furlong run-in, One For Arthur had firmly established himself at the front of the chasing pack and never looked like surrendering his lead. He came home to collect the first prize in true style, beating runner-up Cause of Causes by four and a half lengths. A tremendous result for jockey Fox and trainer Russell.
The 2017 Grand National Meeting saw a sea of thrilling races won by the country’s most impressive runners. See some of the biggest races and their respective winners below:
Grand Opening Day
Betfred Bowl Chase (14:50)
- Tea For Two
- Cue Card
Betway Aintree Hurdle (15:25)
- Buveur D’Air
- My Tent Or Yours
Betway Mildmay Novices’ Chase (14:50)
- Might Bite
JLT Melling Chase (15:25)
- Fox Norton
- Sub Lieutenant
- Traffic Fluide
Randox Health Topham Chase (16:05)
- Portrait King
- O O Seven
Grand National Day
Ryanair Stayers’ Hurdle (16:20)
- Snow Falcon
Randox Health Grand National Steeple Chase (17:15)
- One For Arthur
- Cause of Causes
- Saint Are
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