Rachael Blackmore becomes first woman to win Grand National on Minella Times

Minella Times, ridden by Rachael Blackmore, has won the Grand National as she becomes the first female to win the famous race

Hot favourite Cloth Cap, ridden by Tom Scudamore, was prominent throughout but was pulled up.

Blackmore enjoyed a phenomenal Cheltenham Festival last month and continued her incredible form at Aintree.

She teamed up with trainer Henry De Bromhead as the pair once again topped the racing world.

Balko Des Flos, a 100/1 shot with some bookmakers, came home in second.

Third was Any Second Now under Mark Walsh with Burrows Saint coming home in fourth.

Farclas, ridden by Jack Kennedy, came in fifth ahead of Blaklion and Discorama

"I cannot believe it. He was a sensational spin. I'm so lucky to be riding. It is unbelievable," Blackmore told ITV Racing.

"He was just incredible and jumped beautifully. I tried to wait as long as I could. When I jumped the last and asked him for a bit, he was there."

"He jumped beautifully and I tried to wait for as long as I could.

"I didn't feel crossing the Melling Road I was running away with horse, but when we jumped the last and I asked for a bit, he was there.

"I don't feel male or female right now, I don't even feel human! It's just unbelievable."

De Bromhead, the winning trainer, went on to say: "It's amazing – it's what you dream of. I've been watching since I was a kid. So lucky, it is stuff you dream of.

"Rachael is brilliant. I am so lucky to have her. She's just brilliant. She broke the mould"

Jett, trained by Jessica Harrington and ridden by Sam Waley-Cohen, led for large periods but eventually fell away finishing eighth.

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