Minella Times wins Grand National 2021 plus full result, fallers and finishers
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Minella Times won the 2021 Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, with Rachael Blackmore making history as the first female jockey to win the race.
Blackmore, who enjoyed unprecedented success at the Cheltenham Festival last month, triumphed by around seven lengths on 11/1 shot Minella Times.
She gave the eight-year-old a peach of a ride to win cosily from 100/1 chance Balko Des Flos in second and Any Second Now in third.
Ante-post favourite Cloth Cap was one of nine fallers, including 2019 Grand National runner-up Magic Of Light and Aintree stalwart Vieux Lion Rouge.
Full result and all placing horses to follow imminently once the official result is confirmed.
After the race, Blackmore told ITV Racing's Matt Chapman: "I just cannot believe it. He was an absoutely sensational spin. My God, what Henry De Bromhead does with these horses, I don't know.
"I'm so lucky to be riding him and I just can't believe we're after winning the Grand National. This is unbelievable.
"He [Minella Times] was just incredible. He jumped beautifully and I was trying to wait for as long as I could.
"I didn't feel I was running away with it across the Melling Road, but when we jumped the last and I asked him for a bit he was there. It was just incredible."
Put to her that she was the first female jockey to win the world's greatest horse race, she replied: "I don't feel male or female right now, I don't even feel human. This is just unbelievable."
2021 Grand National results and fallers
1. Minella Times
2. Balko Des Flos
3. Any Second Now
4. Burrows Saint
F. Lake View lad
F. Magic of Light
F. Double Shuffle
F. Ami Desbois
F. Vieux Lion Rouge
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