It was memorable, captivating, emotional, poignant and brilliant in equal measure. Truly Rule The World’s triumph in last weekend’s Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree was tailor made for jump racing’s most iconic prize.

This was a victory that simply had so much to it and in producing his charge in the form of his life to claim the great race, Mouse Morris warrants every plaudit that comes his way and more. At one stage of his career Rule The World looked genuinely top class but he twice fractured his pelvis, which has undoubtedly curtailed his prodigious potential, yet his trainer was still able to have him spot on for this daunting assignment.