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'He's doing overtime for me up above' - Mouse Morris pays tribute to late son after Grand National win

Rule The World’s trainer was nearly speechless after today’s win at Aintree.

Morris and presenter Clare Balding.
Morris and presenter Clare Balding.

THERE WAS a lovely moment after Rule The World’s Grand National victory at Aintree this afternoon when Clare Balding caught up with Mouse Morris.

The Tipperary-based trainer tragically lost his son Christopher (nicknamed Tiffer) last June when the 30-year-old was found dead in his apartment in Argentina due to carbon monoxide poisoning.

And Morris, who added the Aintree Grand National to the recent Irish Grand National win with Rogue Angel, credited his late son with helping him claim success in both races.

“I just don’t know,” Morris told Channel 4 Racing. “Two in the one week, unbelievable. The lad must be doing overtime for me up above.”


After the Irish Grand National a fortnight ago, the former jockey had been holding back the tears when he told RTÉ presenter Robert Hall:

That was for Tiffer, that’s all I can say. I can’t believe it. Tiffer was looking down on us. I’m sorry.”

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