The 2019 Randox Health Grand National provided us with yet another outstanding showpiece to look back on as the jumps season begins to draw to a close, and it administered some much-awaited history.
Tiger Roll - trained by Gordon Elliott and ridden by Davy Russell became the first horse to win the race back-to-back since the great Red Rum managed to do so nearly fifty years ago.
Yet really, it was easy for what many are describing as the 'pocket rocket', who despite carrying almost half a stone more than he did twelve months ago when prevailing by a neck, had lengths in hand this time on the second Magic Of Light - who ran a cracker for Jessica Harrington.
The tiger though was too good, and he travelled ever so well over the irregular National fences, cruising into contention after jumping the canal turn for the second time.
A couple of low leaps towards the conclusion of the race did have a few hearts in mouths, but once again he proved how much of a versatile and natural individual he is, as well as displaying his unbelievable ability as a racehorse.
But with forty horses in the mix, did the big race pan out as we expected it to do so?