"I think that the first time that Derek rode him this year at Kelso he came back and said, "I've never ridden a horse like that", and it's just great for him now to win the Grand National". He never missed a fence, within reason. Miss Russell is only the fourth woman to train a Grand National victor, while One For Arthur is owned by two women.
"What a fantastic day we had, it's just incredible", said Russell.
Lucinda Russell, who joined Jenny Pitman, Sue Smith and Venetia Williams as women who have trained a Grand National victor, said: 'We have learned that Arthur runs best when he is raced sparingly.
"I was lucky to get back in time - I want to thank Jack Berry House".
"What a day! We have a fantastic team behind us and I'm just so pleased", she said.
"I went very close to missing after that fall and I was very anxious I wouldn't be back in time".
Owned by friends Belinda McClung and Debs Thomson, who dub themselves "The Two Golf Widows", it is only the second time a Scottish horse has won the National.
"He's awesome. He's improved very time". I asked the doctor if I'd be able to ride in the National - he smiled at me and said 'well at least it's a race that you're unlikely to fall off in!'
"It's brilliant for Scotland but really it's for the whole team at the yard".
Trainer Lucinda Russell, and, co-owners Deborah Thomson/Belinda McClung, were totally in disbelief.
Punters who put money on Kinross-trained One For Arthur saw their patriotism pay off when the eight-year-old stormed to victory at Aintree.
"He came there with his chance at two out and I would just say he has been outstayed".
"It was an awesome day and a unbelievable experience for me as an amateur".
Factoring in winners of the race over the period, the average age of the horse has been 9.88 - so if you're going to bet on a horse, make sure it's ten years of age - this brings Perfect Candidate, Tenor Nivernais, O'Faolains Boy and Just A Par into play for the stats trend followers out there. Arthur just cruised that race, Derek rode so well and I'm just a bit lost for words really. Barry (Geraghty) said he gave him a great ride round there, but he just didn't get home. I felt we'd done everything we possibly could to get this horse here.