Tiger Roll bids to create history as he heads 105 entries for 2020 Grand National

Tiger Roll winning 2019

Tiger Roll winning the 2019 Grand National. (Pic: Courtesy of Aintree Racecourse).

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TIGER ROLL targets a record third successive win in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on April 4 where he heads 105 entries.

Gordon Elliott’s charge completed an exceptional double in 2019 when he became the first horse since Red Rum to win back to back Grand Nationals.

Tiger Roll now attempts to make history by securing a successive hat-trick of victories in this year’s 173rd running of the Grand National and equal the long-standing record of Red Rum who won the national in 1973, 1974 and 1977 and finished second in 1975 and 1976.

The 10-year-old is one of 18 entries for Elliott who targets his fourth win in the world’s greatest steeplechase after the victory of Silver Birch in 2007 and Tiger Roll’s double.

“You don’t really realise how much the horse means to everyone” Elliott said to thejockeyclub.co.uk. “You see all the kids and all the different people who came to the yard.

“You don’t really appreciate it when you’re in the bubble yourself. You don’t realise how much of a thing there is about this horse, you know? It’s only after when you sit back and you watch the videos and read all the paper clippings, people have really got to like him.

“You know, he’s got a great name, Tiger Roll, and he’s got a great heart. He’s obviously won at four Cheltenham Festivals and to win two Randox Health Grand Nationals has been unbelievable.

“Everyone who comes into the yard, there’s only one horse they want to see and that’s Tiger Roll. He’s a people’s horse now and we’re very lucky to have him.

“Red Rum was before my time but you’ve seen the videos and heard all about him. He was an amazing horse and to be in the same league as him is unbelievable.”

Owned by Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown House Stud, Tiger Roll is reported to be likely to start his campaign in either the Grade 2 Boyne Hurdle at Navan on February 16 or the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on March 16.

Tiger Roll is 7-1 favourite (Betway) for the 2020 Grand National which carries prize money of £1 million.

The Randox Health Grand National

Grade 3 handicap chase, £1 million total prize fund. Aintree, 5.15pm Saturday, April 4, 2020. 4m 2f 74yds over the Grand National fences. Weights revealed February 11. Maximum field of 40 plus four reserves.

Horse Age Owner Trainer
A Toi Phil (FR) 10 Teme Valley 2 Gary Moore
Acapella Bourgeois (FR) 10 Slaneyville Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE
Acting Lass (IRE) 9 Nigel & Barbara Collison Harry Fry
Activial (FR) 10 Roger Brookhouse Tom George
Alpha des Obeaux (FR) 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Ami Desbois (FR) 10 The Reserved Judgment Partnership Graeme McPherson
Anibale Fly (FR) 10 J P McManus Tony Martin IRE
Any Second Now (IRE) 8 J P McManus Ted Walsh IRE
As de Mee (FR) 10 The Stewart Family & Judi Dench Paul Nicholls
Aso (FR) 10 The Bellamy Partnership Venetia Williams
Atlanta Ablaze 9 The Last Man Standing Henry Daly
Ballyoptic (IRE) 10 Mills & Mason Partnership Nigel Twiston-Davies
Beware The Bear (IRE) 10 G B Barlow Nicky Henderson
Borice (FR) 9 Simon Munir/Isaac Souede Gordon Elliott IRE
Bristol de Mai (FR) 9 Simon Munir & Isaac Souede Nigel Twiston-Davies
Burrows Saint (FR) 7 Susannah Ricci Willie Mullins IRE
Cabaret Queen 8 SyndicatesRacing Willie Mullins IRE
Cadmium (FR) 8 In Our Element Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE
Champagne Classic (IRE) 9 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Chef des Obeaux (FR) 8 Sullivan Bloodstock Limited Willie Mullins IRE
Chris’s Dream (IRE) 8 Robcour Henry de Bromhead IRE
Class Conti (FR) 8 P Joubert Willie Mullins IRE
Cogry 11 Graham and Alison Jelley Nigel Twiston-Davies
Crievehill (IRE) 8 Highclere T’Bred Racing- Crievehill Nigel Twiston-Davies
Dalko Moriviere (FR) 7 Ecurie Sagara Jerome Larrigade FR
Dallas des Pictons (FR) 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Death Duty (IRE) 9 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Definitly Red (IRE) 11 Phil & Julie Martin Brian Ellison
Delta Work (FR) 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Dingo Dollar (IRE) 8 M Warren J Holmes R Kidner & J Wright Alan King
Disco d’Authie (FR) 11 Mme Magalen Bryant David Cottin FR
Double Shuffle (IRE) 10 Crossed Fingers Partnership Tom George
Dounikos (FR) 9 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Dragon d’Estruval (FR) 7 Simon Munir & Isaac Souede Nicky Henderson
Elegant Escape (IRE) 8 J P Romans Colin Tizzard
Fingerontheswitch (IRE) 10 Cahill, Atwell & Crofts Neil Mulholland
Fitzhenry (IRE) 8 J P McManus Paul Nolan IRE
Flying Angel (IRE) 9 R J Rexton Nigel Twiston-Davies
General Principle (IRE) 11 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Give Me A Copper (IRE) 10 Done, Ferguson, Mason, Nicholls & Wood Paul Nicholls
Heron Heights (IRE) 11 Barry Maloney Henry de Bromhead IRE
Hogan’s Height (IRE) 9 Foxtrot Racing: Hogan’s Height Jamie Snowden
Jett (IRE) 9 G M McGrath Jessica Harrington IRE
Joe Farrell (IRE) 11 M Sherwood, N Morris & J Turner Rebecca Curtis
Jury Duty (IRE) 9 Sideways Syndicate Gordon Elliott IRE
Kildisart (IRE) 8 Simon Munir & Isaac Souede Ben Pauling
Kilfilum Cross (IRE) 9 Andy Bell & Fergus Lyons Henry Oliver
Kimberlite Candy (IRE) 8 J P McManus Tom Lacey
Lake View Lad (IRE) 10 Trevor Hemmings Nick Alexander
Le Breuil (FR) 8 Mrs Emma Palmer Ben Pauling
Lord du Mesnil (FR) 7 Paul Porter Richard Hobson
Magic of Light (IRE) 9 Ann & Alan Potts Limited Jessica Harrington IRE
Mall Dini (IRE) 10 Philip J Reynolds Patrick Kelly IRE
Missed Approach (IRE) 10 Alan & Andrew Turner Warren Greatrex
Mister Whitaker (IRE) 8 Tim Radford Mick Channon
Monbeg Notorious (IRE) 9 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Moonshine Bay (IRE) 7 Ann & Alan Potts Limited Jessica Harrington IRE
Native River (IRE) 10 Brocade Racing Colin Tizzard
Noble Endeavor (IRE) 11 Chris Jones Gordon Elliott IRE
Now McGinty (IRE) 9 The Garratt Family Stuart Edmunds
Ok Corral (IRE) 10 J P McManus Nicky Henderson
One For Arthur (IRE) 11 Two Golf Widows Lucinda Russell
Out Sam 11 D Charlesworth Gordon Elliott IRE
Outlander (IRE) 12 GOWING’S ELEVEN Richard Spencer
Peregrine Run (IRE) 10 V Byrne Peter Fahey IRE
Pleasant Company (IRE) 12 Malcolm Denmark Willie Mullins IRE
Poker Party (FR) 8 Robcour Henry de Bromhead IRE
Potters Corner (IRE) 10 All Stars Sports Racing & J Davies Christian Williams
Prince of Scars (IRE) 10 Simon Munir/Isaac Souede Gordon Elliott IRE
Princeton Royale (IRE) 11 D Nott, P Beadles, R Clarke Neil King
Ramses de Teillee (FR) 8 John White & Anne Underhill David Pipe
Rathlin Rose (IRE) 12 Fergus Wilson David Pipe
Ravenhill (IRE) 10 Try Ravenhill Syndicate Gordon Elliott IRE
Regal Encore (IRE) 12 J P McManus Anthony Honeyball
Roaring Bull (IRE) 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Romain de Senam (FR) 8 Chris Giles & Dan Macdonald Paul Nicholls
Saint Xavier (FR) 8 David Maxwell Racing Limited Paul Nicholls
Scoir Mear (IRE) 10 J P McManus Tom Mullins IRE
Shattered Love (IRE) 9 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Singlefarmpayment 10 N T Griffith & H M Haddock Tom George
Sizing John 10 Ann & Alan Potts Limited Jessica Harrington IRE
Snugsborough Benny (IRE) 10 R Loughnane Liam Cusack IRE
Soupy Soups (IRE) 9 Equi ex Incertis Partners Neil Mulholland
Spider Web (IRE) 9 J P McManus Tom Mullins IRE
Steely Addition (IRE) 8 Step By Step Philip Hobbs
Sub Lieutenant (IRE) 11 Gigginstown House Stud Henry de Bromhead IRE
Takingrisks (IRE) 11 Frank Bird Nicky Richards
Talkischeap (IRE) 8 Charles Dingwall Alan King
The Hollow Ginge (IRE) 7 The Ginge Army Nigel Twiston-Davies
The Storyteller (IRE) 9 Mrs Pat Sloan Gordon Elliott IRE
The Young Master 11 Mike Burbidge & The Old Masters Neil Mulholland
Tiger Roll (IRE) 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE
Top Ville Ben (IRE) 8 Harbour Rose Partnership Philip Kirby
Total Recall (IRE) 11 Slaneyville Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE
Tout Est Permis (FR) 7 Gigginstown House Stud Noel Meade IRE
Townshend (GER) 9 J D Neild Nigel Twiston-Davies
Traffic Fluide (FR) 10 Galloping On The South Downs Partnership Gary Moore
Valtor (FR) 11 Simon Munir & Isaac Souede Nicky Henderson
Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 11 Prof Caroline Tisdall & John Gent David Pipe
Vintage Clouds (IRE) 10 Trevor Hemmings Sue Smith
Voix du Reve (FR) 8 Andrea & Graham Wylie Willie Mullins IRE
Walk In The Mill (FR) 10 Baroness Harding Robert Walford
Warriors Tale 11 Trevor Hemmings Paul Nicholls
Yala Enki (FR) 10 Hills of Ledbury Ltd Paul Nicholls
Yorkhill (IRE) 10 Andrea & Graham Wylie Willie Mullins IRE

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