HEREFORDSHIRE'S Peter Scudamore said it was a fairytale to win the Grand National today.

Scudamore is assistant trainer to Lucinda Russell, whose horse One For Arthur won the showpiece event at Aintree.

The 14/1 shot, ridden by Derek Fox, beat Cause Of Causes and Saint Are to victory.

Scudamore never won the Grand National during his glittering career as a jockey, but his father Michael famously won it aboard Oxo in 1959.

"It's a good result for the race - I would say that, wouldn't I, but sometimes fairy tales happen and this is one," said Scudamore.

"People have been so kind, and it is fantastic.

"People say my family haven't got a great record round here, but dad won the National, I won Grand Nationals with Nigeel Twiston-Davies, and Tom [Scudamore's oldest son]has won round here, so it has been a fantastic place for us.

"The horse looked well in the paddock and I felt that we had done everything we possibly could to get this horse here.

"I was worried about the ground - if you had said to me an hour before the race, 'you could take him home now because the ground is too fast', I would have put him in the lorry and taken him home. 

"Lucinda and I fight like cats and dogs to do this together.

"It's not me and it's not her.

"It's lovely to give a young man like Derek the opportunity - he is a very, very good horseman.

"He was hurt [he broke his wrist and his collarbone a month ago] and Jack Berry House got him back.

"It's a great advert for Jack Berry House and they must be as delighted as I am that he has won. 

"Sometimes loyalty is still a great thing and I was very pleased that we stuck by Derek and he won the National.

"It is a great thrill.

"I don't like the word small but we are not one of the more fashionable places and, from about Christmas-time, I felt confident that things were going well. 

"There were times before Christmas when I thought: 'I have been champion jockey, why am I exposing myself to this poor humiliation?'

"We changed a few things at Christmas-time and it has picked up again."