Meanwhile, Tiger Roll came in first at the Grand National in a photo finish with Pleasant Company.
Bless The Wings was third after a photo finish from Anibale Fly in fourth.
Remarkably, Tiger Roll, owned by Gigginstown House Stud, was also the victor of the Virtual Grand National, a computer-simulated running of the race broadcast on ITV last night.
EPACiaran Gethings was gutted to fall at the 15th hurdle
Commenting on Pleasant Company's last-minute challenge, Russell said: I did have a big fear - it would have been heartbreaking.
Nine-time Irish flat racing Champion Jockey Pat Smullen has forged an exceptionally successful relationship with trainer Dermot Weld in recent years but is taking a break from the sport in order to concentrate on making a complete recovery following his tumour diagnose. I was speaking to him the other morning and he's as tough as nails.
He's lost his mother and I'm sure his father Gerry is very proud at home watching.
When will severe weather arrive where I live?
Friday night after sunset rain will begin to change to snow from west to east as the cold side of this storm system moves in. The remainder of Central Alabama will receive 1 to 3 inches and some flooding is possible across East Alabama.
"It's a wonderful event I love it so much, I've been coming here for years, hoping..." he said.
'I've won this race thousands of times in my head but I've never won it like I have today'.
"When we were coming in somebody said to us why don't you enter so I did. All the way round I couldn't believe how he was going". "There was no real lightbulb moment that we realised Gordon was going to turn himself into what he has done, when he won the National first time I was like 'who is he?'"
No symptoms of chemical poisoning in patients in Syria's Douma, Russia says
This has triggered a major assault by the army on Friday and Saturday on Douma coupled with the rebels' shelling on Damascus. The draft resolution, obtained by The Associated Press, was circulated ahead of an emergency Security Council meeting.
Bryony Frost was the pick of the three women jockeys in the world's most famous steeplechase - she was fifth aboard Milansbar.
"It's been an unbelievable training performance from Gordon to turn him from a Triumph Hurdle victor into a National victor".
Hopes had been high of a second consecutive Scottish success, following One for Arthur's victory previous year, but it was not to be.
Flyers vs. Penguins 2018
Sidney Crosby scored the last three goals and Matt Murray stopped 24 shots and the Pens crushed the Flyers , 7-0 in Pittsburgh . Meanwhile, many Penguins said that their power play was ineffective - it went 1 for 4 - and that it will get better in Game 2.