Tiger Roll given go ahead to race for third successive Grand National title as he bids to do one better than Red Rum in 1974 and gain three successive wins at Aintree
- Tiger Roll will aim to win his third consecutive Grand National in April
- The 10-year-old was given the go ahead after knee surgery issues
- The Gordon Elliott trained horse will make his seasonal debut tomorow at Navan
- Tiger Roll is 5-1 favourite to win the Grand National at Aintree and make history
Tiger Roll has been given the green light to try for an historic third Randox Health Grand National win at Aintree on April 4.
The 10-year-old, trained by Gordon Elliott, makes his seasonal debut tomorrow at Navan, following minor knee surgery last year.
Tiger Roll will race in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree in April
There were doubts whether Tiger Roll would line up in the National after it was confirmed on Tuesday that he will carry top weight of 11st 10lb, with his owners disappointed that he had not been shown more leniency by the handicapper.
But Eddie O’Leary, racing manager for owner Michael O’Leary, said yesterday that Tiger Roll will start at Aintree providing he comes through his run tomorrow and the Cross Country Chase at next month’s Cheltenham Festival.
O’Leary said: ‘If all goes well this weekend and then all goes well at Cheltenham, it will then be the National, hopefully.’
Not even Red Rum managed to win the National in three successive years. Tiger Roll is 5-1 favourite for the National.
The 10-year-old has won the last two Grand Nationals and is chasing a record third
Tiger Roll is 5-1 favourite for the national as he tries to do one better than Red Rum in the 1970s