THE heroics of Tiger Roll and Davy Russell at Aintree last Saturday earn pride of place this week as the dust begins to settle on another epic edition of the Randox Health Grand National.

Once again the Liverpool spectacular more than lived up to expectations as it culminated in a gripping finale where the flagging Tiger Roll just held off Pleasant Company. Indeed the finish of the great race provided a neat snapshot of the entire National Hunt season as a Gordon Elliott-trained runner just held the late charge of a Willie Mullins inmate.