Michael O'Leary's Rule The World uses late surge past favourites to take Grand National at 33/1
Published 09/04/2016 | 17:40
Rule The World showed his battling qualities when ploughing through the rain-softened conditions to land the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree.
Steadily working his way through the field, the 33-1 shot was sitting a close third as The Last Samuri and Vics Canvas jumped the last together.
The Last Samuri battled on at the elbow but could not quite hold off the strong-finishing Mouse Morris-trained nine-year-old, who was remarkably winning for the first time over fences.
Forging on inside the final 100 yards under 19-year-old David Mullins - on his first ride in the race - the Gigginstown House Stud-owned gelding eventually crossed the line six lengths ahead of 8-1 joint-favourite The Last Samuri.
Vics Canvas was third at 100-1 and Gilgamboa (28-1) fourth.
Rule The World is owned by Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary, trained by Mouse Morris who is based in Fethard, Co Tipperary and ridden by David Mullins.