CHAMPION jockey Ruby Walsh recorded a third Australian Grand National win for Bashboy at Ballarat in Victoria.
The 36-year-old Irishman partnered Bashboy after his usual jockey Steve Pateman was suspended.
Walsh has previously won the English, Irish, Welsh and Scottish Nationals.
"It's brilliant to be here. As a jump jockey, you don't get many opportunities to ply your trade abroad," he said.
"I thought I still had a little bit left as we entered the straight. I knew I was giving lots of weight away, but I was jumping so good I couldn't wait to get to the two fences.
He added: "I'm over the moon that I was asked to come, even happier that he won."
Bashboy, a 12-year-old trained by Australian Ciaron Maher, was one of the front runners for most of the race, fending off the challenge of Thubiaan.