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Virtual Grand National 2020: Potters Corner wins a thriller for Welsh trainer Christian Williams with Tiger Roll fourth

POTTERS Corner produced some magic at virtual Aintree to outstay his rivals in a thrilling Virtual Grand National.

A Welsh National hero in December, Christian Williams’ stable star added the ultimate staying prize to his collection.

Potters Corner won the Virtual National at 18-1

Tiger Roll, chasing an historic third straight win in the race, finished a brave fourth under top-weight.

There was plenty of drama from the outset – but the biggest twist came late in the day when 66-1 shot Aso sprinted into the lead with two to jump.

But with five lengths advantage over the field, he fell under virtual Charlie Deutsch at the second last, leaving Tiger Roll in the lead.

However, the eye was drawn to Potters Corner, who was given a beautiful waiting ride by youngster Jack Tudor.

Millions tuned in to watch the race on ITV

He took the lead after the last, but with the race apparently in safe-keeping he started to idle badly.

Walk In The Mill, a winner of the Becher Chase at this track earlier in the season, started to hit top gear rounding the Elbow and was bearing down on his rival all the way to the line.

But Potters Corner, a well-fancied 18-1 shot, had enough in reserve to land the big one, with Any Second Now plugging on for third.

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