5.10pm BST Goodbye That was a sensational race and a great ride from Ryan Mania. The bookies will be drinking Dom Perignon in his honour tonight. Thanks for your emails and below the line comments. 5.07pm BST The finishers  Auroras Encore 4.57pm BST Congratulations to the fence builders “That was the best National I have ever seen!” writes Sya Elwes. “It was so magic to see those amazing animals get round without injury. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Brilliant fence building. I managed to watch without shutting my eyes.” Hear, hear Sya. 4.55pm BST A proper racing man writes … The Grand National has provided another sensational shock with victory for Auroras Encore, a 66-1 shot who pounded clear on the run-in under jockey Ryan Mania, having his first ride in the famous race. The winning trainer is Sue Smith, wife of the former show-jumper Harvey, who achieved fame in the 70s as a bad boy of a sport that then enjoyed much TV coverage. There was a great deal of pressure on Aintree’s officials to provide a safe race after two equine deaths over the first two days of the race-meeting, despite newly softened fences. The result was that… Read full this story
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