Potters Corner has received the 2020 Virtual Grand National.
With the true Grand National cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic that has seen all racing in Britain suspended till at the least the tip of April, the 18-1 shot beat Walk In The Mill and Any Second Now within the digital occasion, because the much-fancied Tiger Roll light after the final fence to place fourth.
And there was some true digital drama when 66-1 outsider Aso surged into the lead late within the race, solely to fall on the 29th fence.
That fall noticed Potters Corner inherit the lead, though the Welsh favorite was pushed all the way in which by Walk In The Mill.
Tiger Roll had been due to search an unprecedented third consecutive win in Saturday’s large race earlier than it was known as off on 16 March.
The digital race, which was televised by ITV, used the most recent CGI expertise and finest data out there to produce essentially the most correct end result attainable.
Bookmakers provided mounted odds markets to a most stake of £10 each-way, with all the proceeds donated to the NHS Charities Together organisation.
Betting and Gaming Council chief government Michael Dugher stated: “I’m delighted that our members have stepped up on this means to assist the nationwide effort to fight Covid-19 by contributing all of their race earnings to NHS Charities Together.
“With the UK understandably and rightly in lockdown, sadly the Grand National can’t happen.
“The digital Grand National would be the closest we will get to creating a kind of moments after we can all come collectively in celebration, not simply for the world’s best sporting occasions, however for the NHS heroes engaged on the entrance line to hold us all secure.’