Somerset trained horse finishes 2nd in Grand National

Balthazar King, trained by Somerset's Philip Hobbs, came second in the Grand National at Aintree. The race was won by the 25-1 shot - Pineau De Re.

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Somerset trained horse finishes 2nd in Grand National

Balthazar King, trained by Somerset's Philip Hobbs, came second in today's Grand National. Credit: Pete Byrne/PA Wire

There was some success for the West Country in this afternoon's Grand National at Aintree.

Balthazar King, trained by Somerset's Philip Hobbs, came second. The race was won by the 25-1 shot - Pineau De Re.

Rocky Creek, trained by Paul Nicholls in Somerset, came fifth.

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