HANLEY Swan-based horse Final Nudge fell at the eighth fence in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday.

The nine-year-old's trainer David Dennis said: "I’m pleased to report Final Nudge has returned safe and sound after his fall at the Canal Turn."

Jockey Gavin Sheehan said: “He got into a nice little rhythm jumping.

"I think after Becher’s I took a bit of a pull as we all came a bit close.

"I jumped the Canal Turn fine but it was that sandwiched I couldn’t get my landing gear out and I took a tumble.”

There was a seventh place for Gas Line Boy with the 12-year-old trained in Alvechurch by Ian Williams.

Jockey Robbie Dunne said: “It was another great run over the fences.”

Williams also reported the horse "came back safe and sound from Aintree".

Gordon Elliott continued his spectacular rise to the summit of the sport by saddling Tiger Roll to claim a thrilling National victory by a head from Willie Mullins' Pleasant Company.

Both trainers are Ireland-based while Bless The Wings, also from Elliott's yard, was third and Anibale Fly fourth from 12 finishers.