Katie Walsh enters history books with third place finish on Seabass

Katie Walsh became the only woman rider to finish in the top three in Grand National history on Saturday afternoon.

Katie Walsh became the only woman rider to finish in the top three in Grand National history on Saturday afternoon.

She now holds the tile of the highest placed female rider ever in the competition’s illustrious history.

Neptune Collonges landed one of the most thrilling finishes to a Grand National with a last-stride victory to collar Sunnyhill Boy. Seabass ran a huge race for Walsh to finish third, with Cappa Bleu fourth.

The Kildare rider’s mount went off as favourite and was in the hunt right up to the finish, with Neptune Collonges winning in a thrilling photo finish, with Seabass a close third.