Ridden by Derek Fox, the Lucinda Russell-trained runner galloped on resolutely to keep Cause Of Causes at bay and clinch the world’s greatest steeplechase, emulating Rubstic in 1979.
Fox, who only returned to action from injury earlier in the week, said: “It’s unbelievable. I can’t believe it. He just jumped so well, even though he was a long way back. He never missed a fence, within reason. He was unbelievable.
“I was lucky to get back in time - I want to thank Jack Berry House. Without them I wouldn’t have got back in time and I wouldn’t have been as fit as I am.”
One for Arthur was trained at Russell’s stable near Milnathort and is jointly owned by Belinda McClung, from the Borders, and Debs Thomson, who lives in East Lothian.