Grand National: Rule The World wins under David Mullins

Grand National: Rule The World wins under David Mullins

    In the details ..The 33-1 shot Rule The earth, ridden by 19-year-old David Mullins and trained by Mouse Morris, has won the 2016 Grand National at Aintree.

    Mullins, in the first trip in the race, arrived storming to  overhaul The Last Samuri (8-1 joint favourite) and Vics Painting (100-1) late on.

    This gave Morris a dual after Rogue Angel's Irish National win a month ago.

    Last year's champion Many Clouds challenged but was beaten a long way out and completed 16th and last.

    Gilgamboa (28-1) was fourth with Goonyella (12-1) fifth.

    The nine-year-old winner, owned by the Gigginstown House Guy headed by airline manager Michael O'Leary, had never claimed a victory over fences before.

    And it was a sweet success for a lot of concerned, including Morris, that has had a difficult 12 months after his son Christopher died in an accident in Argentina last summer.

    "This is merely magic, " he informed BBC Radio 5 live afterwards. "I've got great friends who stood by me and helped.
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