As the start tape came down for the third time in the 2017 Grand National, Derek Fox sat on board One For Arthur with the Scottish flag prominent on his silks.
The then eight-year-old was held up towards the rear for most of the contest, but Lucinda Russell’s talent began to make steady progress in the later stages.
The Irish-bred gelding started to make headway through the pack at three out, making up ground on the leading group.
By the 30th and final fence, he jumped into the lead and was facing serious pressure from strong stayer Cause Of Causes as they approached the elbow.
However, One For Arthur was not to be denied. The gelding kept fighting on and produced a late level of stamina when asked by Fox, going on to win by four-and-a-half lengths.
Russell’s talent would go on to run in one more renewal of the Grand National, finishing a respectable sixth in 2019. He would be retired in November 2020.