The wait for an Irish-trained winner of the Crabbie’s Grand National continues for another year but, as ever, the Aintree spectacular more than lived up to expectations as Pineau De Re recorded a famous success.

Trained in England by Dr Richard Newland, who has just 12 horses under his care, Pineau De Re was quite a familiar face to Irish racegoers as he was previously trained by Philip Fenton for Barry Connell, for whom he won five races between February 2008 and April 2013.