THERE were no northern-trained or ridden winners at the Randox Aintree Grand National meeting but Downpatrick-born amateur David Maxwell had some spin in Thursday’s Rose Paterson Randox Foxhunters’ Chase.

The London property investor, who only returned to the saddle following injury and Covid-19 restrictions last month, survived a mistake four out, led two out but ultimately had to settle for third on his Paul Nicholls-trained French-bred Cat Tiger.