Monica Dickinson, whose late husband Tony and son Michael both trained a winner of a race won by National heroes Freebooter
, ESB and Nicolaus Silver, said: "I think it is silly to wipe Yorkshire out of it.
A powerful, traditional Aintree type to whom weight made little difference, Freebooter
recorded the best Grand National-winning performance since Golden Miller (1934) when romping to victory in 1950.
Red Rum is the only horse to win the Grand National three times, but the best post-war specialist over the big fences is 1950 National hero Freebooter
, with four such victories.
Britain's oldest jockey in recent years was probably Bobby Renton, the famous trainer who won the 1950 Grand National with Freebooter
and trained Red Rum before he became a household name.
The ten-year-old is reported in good shape for his bid to become the first repeat winner of a famous race, whose roll of honour includes historic names like Freebooter
, Freddie and ESB.
The northern-based Irishman triumphed at Aintree in 1950 on Freebooter
, who put up one of the best post-war National performances to win under 11st 11lb, and at Cheltenham in 1956 on Limber Hill.
This can often provide advantages to Freebooter
as larger companies usually require longer production runs to achieve cost effectiveness.
, winner in 1950, missed the pile-up at the first in 1951 only to be brought down by a loose horse a fence later.
This race is run in memory of Bobby Renton, who trained Freebooter
to win the Grand National and features the chasing return of Scots Grey, who won the Fox Hunters' Chase in April.
These pubs are well known for their unusual names like the Freebooter
and Firkin, the Fledgling and Firkin and even the Philanderer and Firkin.
A member of the Jockey Club, his family has long been involved in racing, with his mother owning several good jumpers, including the 1950 Grand National hero Freebooter
landed the 1950 Grand National under 11st 11lb and won five races in all over the National fences between 1949 and 1953, the others being the Grand Sefton Chase (twice), Champion Chase and Becher Chase.
Firkin pubs, with unusual names such as the Freebooter
And Firkin and the Philanderer And Firkin, serve a huge range of beers - in some cases brewed on site.
Power, who spent the bulk of his career riding for Bobby Renton in Yorkshire, achieved lasting fame with an Aintree win aboard one of the great National horses, Freebooter
, in 1950.
The Princess watched as Monaveen (10st), trained by Peter Cazalet, led or disputed the lead all the way under Tony Grantham and beat Freebooter
(11st 4lb) by six lengths.