One For Arthur would definitely have been my dad's choice for a flutter on today’s Grand National simply because he too was called “Arthur”. This amazing, tough progressive horse started life in Irish point to points (as most good chasers do) before going through the ring at Brightwell’s in Ascot at their national hunt version of our “breeze up sales”. His price tag of £60.000 looks cheap after he lifted the most valuable chase in the racing calendar, worth a total of one million pounds (about 500k to the winner). Arthur is trained in Scotland by Lucinda Russell and was winning the Randox Health Grand National for the first time for the trainer under Derek Fox, who had himself returned from injury only last Wednesday and was quick to thank the amazing facility that is “Jack Berry House” for facilitating his swift and total recovery. It was Derek’s biggest winner to date.
A delighted Lucinda Russell said: "He's improved every time. We kept thinking, barring accidents he can win the National, and he has."