Rule the World
Rule the World fought off joint-favorite The Last Samuri to claim victory. Getty Images

Rule the World (33-1) stormed to victory at the Grand National after pulling away in the final stages at Aintree. Ridden by 19-year-old David Mullins and trained by Mouse Morris finished ahead of pre-race co-favourite The Last Samuri and Vics Canvas amid damp conditions.

Many Clouds led for long periods in pursuit of becoming the fourth horse to win the famous race in consecutive years, but faded with two fences to go. Gilgamboa and Goonyella completed the top five from the 39 finishers - all of which finished unhurt - over the four-mile, two furlong and 74-yard course.

"Unbelievable," Mullins told Channel 4. "I couldn't expect for things to have gone better. There was one miss-hap at the fourth last and thank goodness I came through. Everything went to plan really. Credit to Mouse, he has produced this horse without it running over fences and me without even walking around the national track. he is a genius and he it he best man in the world. I am very grateful for him to give me a chance."

Owner Michael O'Leary, boss of Ryanair, added: "I am delighted for Mouse this horse has had two broken pelvises and he has brought him back each time. It was a great ride by David Mullins. I am just lost for words and that does not happen for very often."