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Morris goes from tragedy to triumph

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“He was doing overtime for me, poor old Tiff. It’s just Disneyland, fairytale stuff.”

The words of Grand National-winning trainer Mouse Morris on a day when the famous race delivered a plot Hollywood might struggle to match.

Irishman Morris had just won the Aintree marathon for the first time with the aptly named Rule The World, less than a fortnight after landing the Irish equivalent with Rogue Angel.

Tiff, or Tiffer, is the nickname of his beloved son Christopher, who died last year aged 30