Potters Corner takes the Virtual Grand National, coming in at 18/1 to win ahead of two-time real-life winner Tiger Roll after the biggest race of the year was cancelled amid the coronavirus crisis
- Potters Corner won the Virtual Grand National ahead of favourite Tiger Roll
- The Virtual Grand National has taken place instead of the real thing at Aintree
- The strict UK lockdown means that millions of viewers will watch the virtual race
- NHS Charities Together receive bookmakers’ profits on the Aintree spectacle
18/1 Potters Corner caused a shock at the Virtual Grand National after clinching victory with a late challenge at Aintree.
17-year-old Jack Tudor became the youngest winner of the race since 1938 after two-time real-life winner Tiger Roll, under a CGI Davy Russell, faded at the final fence.
Walk In The Mill and Any Second Now completed the podium, with Tiger Roll left trailing in search for a Grand National hat-trick.
18/1 Potters Corner won the Virtual Grand National ahead of two-time real-life winner Tiger Roll
Jack Tudor became the youngest winner of the race since 1938 after Tiger Roll faded late on
66/1 Aso appeared set for an unlikely triumph at the showpiece but tumbled with just two fences remaining to set up a grandstand finish.
But Potters Corner, trained in Wales by Christian Williams, eventually edged clear by a neck up the run in – and held off a strong challenge from Walk In The Mill.
Burrows Saint, under a virtual Rachael Blackmore, finished fifth.
A field of 40 virtual horses and riders tackled the infamous fences over four-and-a-half miles, with ITV Racing opting to stage a computer simulation of the annual steeplechase.
The sight of live action on television on Saturday afternoon will have provided some much needed relief for punters as the government-imposed lockdown continues.
NHS Charities Together will receive all bookmakers’ profits from the Aintree spectacle, after the much-anticipated race was cancelled due to the escalating coronavirus pandemic.
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