Walsh hoping for Grand National 'fairytale'

A place in sporting folklore awaits Katie Walsh if, with a slice of luck, a clear round and a willing partner in Seabass, she can become the first female jockey to win the coveted Grand National at Aintree on Saturday.

Since the gruelling steeplechase's inception in 1839, only two women have trained National winners -- Jenny Pitman twice -- with Corbiere in 1983 and Royal Athlete in 1995 - and Venetia Williams with Mon Mome in 2009.