Potters Corner wins Virtual Grand National with favourite Tiger Roll fourth

Potters Corner was a surprise winner of the Virtual Grand National on Saturday evening with the 18/1 shot storming to victory and leaving favourite Tiger Roll in fourth.

Tiger Roll had led for long periods of the race, but fell away in the latter stages.

However, the drama came from Aso, who looked to be surging to an unlikely victory before falling at the 29 fence, the second last, just as a significant lead was opening up.

Potters Corner accepted the gift and was first over the finishing line, but only just as Walk In The Mill pushed hard and took second.

Any Second Now claimed third, ahead of Tiger Roll, with Burrows Saint in fifth.

17-year-old Jack Tudor was the computerised jockey riding Potters Corner, who would have been the youngest winner of the Grand National since 1938.

All bookmakers’ profits from the race will be donated to NHS charities.

Betting and Gaming Council chief executive Michael Dugher said: ‘I am delighted that our members have stepped up in this way to support the national effort to combat Covid-19 by contributing all of their race profits to NHS Charities Together.

‘With the UK understandably and rightly in lockdown, unfortunately the Grand National can’t take place.

‘The virtual Grand National will be the closest we can get to creating one of those moments when we can all come together in celebration, not just for the world’s greatest sporting events, but for the NHS heroes working on the front line to keep us all safe.’

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