Tiger Roll tops 106 entries for Randox Grand National

Horses and riders get into position for the start of the Grand National. (Pic: Courtesy of Aintree Racecourse).

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TIGER Roll targets a third win in the Randox Grand National as he heads 106 entries for the world’s greatest steeplechase at Aintree on April 10.

Tiger Roll won the Aintree showpiece in 2018 and 2019 and was favourite for the 2020 National before horse racing in the UK was suspended last March due to Covid-19.

The 11-year-old bids to become the second triple Grand National winner alongside the legendary Red Rum who won the unique four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards contest in 1973, 1974 and 1977.

Tiger Roll’s trainer Gordon Elliott, who was also triumphant with Silver Birch in 2007, is the most successful current trainer in the Randox Grand National and one more victory would see him join Fred Rimell and Ginger McCain as the most successful Grand National handlers of all time.

Elliott, based in County Meath, Ireland, has 16 entries – the most of any trainer. His potential runners also include five-time Grade 1 winner Delta Work.

Nicky Henderson has the most entries of UK-based trainers, with six potential candidates.

The Randox Grand National is the one major race to have eluded the six-time and reigning champion trainer, who has twice saddled the runner-up (Zongalero 1979 and The Tsarevich 1987).

“It’s [The Grand National] the race isn’t it?” Henderson said to the Racing Post. “It’s the biggest of the lot. “We’ve been involved in it for years and there is something very special about it – it’s very historic and the whole meeting has a terrific atmosphere. My whole life has revolved around National Hunt racing so, not surprisingly, winning the Grand National would be very special.”

The 2021 Randox Grand National – Entries
(Aintree, April 10, 2021)

A Toi Phil (FR) 11 Teme Valley 2 Gary Moore 

Acapella Bourgeois (FR) 11 Slaneyville Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE 

Achille (FR) 11 Mrs Vida Bingham Venetia Williams 

Aforementioned (FR) 8 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

Agusta Gold (IRE) 8 K.Leavy/F.W.Healy/L.Cribbin/Ms Mullins Margaret Mullins IRE 

Ajas (FR) 7 Mr Ulf Sjoberg David Cottin FR 

Al Roc (FR) 10 Comedy Club Partnership Dr Richard Newland 

Alpha des Obeaux (FR) 11 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE 

Ami Desbois (FR) 11 The Reserved Judgment Partnership Graeme McPherson 

Anibale Fly (FR) 11 Mr John P. McManus Tony Martin IRE 

Another Venture (IRE) 10 Racing For Maggie’s Partnership Kim Bailey 

Any Second Now (IRE) 9 Mr John P. McManus Ted Walsh IRE 

Articulum (IRE) 11 Martin McDonagh/Paul G Murphy/M J Nixon Terence O’Brien IRE 

Aso (FR) 11 The Bellamy Partnership Venetia Williams 

Balko des Flos (FR) 10 Gigginstown House Stud Henry de Bromhead IRE

Ballyoptic (IRE) 11 Mills & Mason Partnership Nigel Twiston-Davies 

Battleoverdoyen (IRE) 8 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE 

Beau Bay (FR) 10 Mr Peter Green & Dr RDP Newland Dr Richard Newland 

Bellow Mome (FR) 10 Mrs Audrey Turley Willie Mullins IRE 

Bellshill (IRE) 11 D & D Armstrong Ltd & Mr L Westwood Sandy Thomson 

Beware The Bear (IRE) 11 Mr G. B. Barlow Nicky Henderson 

Blaklion (GB) 12 Darren & Annaley Yates Dan Skelton 

Brahma Bull (IRE) 10 Mrs S. Ricci Willie Mullins IRE 

Bristol de Mai (FR) 10 Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Nigel Twiston-Davies 

Burrows Saint (FR) 8 Mrs S. Ricci Willie Mullins IRE 

Cabaret Queen (GB) 9 Syndicates Racing Willie Mullins IRE 

Canelo (IRE) 8 Mr John P. McManus Alan King 

Cap du Nord (FR) 8 The Can’t Say No Partnership Christian Williams 

Captain Drake (IRE) 8 Gary Stevens and Brian and Sandy Lambert Harry Fry 

Champagne Classic (IRE) 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE 

Chris’s Dream (IRE) 9 Robcour Henry de Bromhead IRE 

Class Conti (FR) 9 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede Willie Mullins IRE 

Cloth Cap (IRE) 9 Mr Trevor Hemmings Jonjo O’Neill 

Crievehill (IRE) 9 Highclere T’Bred Racing- Crievehill Nigel Twiston-Davies 

Death Duty (IRE) 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE 

Definitly Red (IRE) 12 Phil & Julie Martin Brian Ellison 

Deise Aba (IRE) 8 Mr Trevor Hemmings Philip Hobbs 

Delta Work (FR) 8 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE 

Discorama (FR) 8 Thomas Friel/Andrew Gemmell Paul Nolan IRE 

Double Shuffle (IRE) 11 Crossed Fingers Partnership Tom George 

Dounikos (FR) 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE 

Easysland (FR) 7 Mr John P. McManus David Cottin FR 

Fagan (GB) 11 Mr Ben Brackenbury Alex Hales 

Farclas (FR) 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE 

Fingerontheswitch (IRE) 11 Cahill, Atwell & Crofts Neil Mulholland 

Fitzhenry (IRE) 9 Mr John P. McManus Paul Nolan IRE

Flying Angel (IRE) 10 Mr R. J. Rexton Nigel Twiston-Davies 

Give Me A Copper (IRE) 11 Done, Ferguson, Mason, Nicholls & Wood Paul Nicholls 

Glen Forsa (IRE) 9 Mr T. P. Radford Mick Channon 

Golan Fortune (IRE) 9 P Middleton, M Lowther Phil Middleton 

Gold Present (IRE) 11 Mr and Mrs J. D. Cotton Nicky Henderson 

Hear No Evil (IRE) 9 Mr Patrick Joseph McCartan Noel Kelly IRE 

Hogan’s Height (IRE) 10 Foxtrot Racing: Hogan’s Height Jamie Snowden 

Hold The Note (IRE) 7 Mr T. P. Radford Mick Channon 

Jerrysback (IRE) 9 Mr John P. McManus Philip Hobbs 

Jett (IRE) 10 Mr Robert Waley-Cohen Jessica Harrington IRE 

Kauto Riko (FR) 10 Mr and Mrs J.Dale and Partners Tom Gretton 

Keeper Hill (IRE) 10 McNeill Family Warren Greatrex 

Kimberlite Candy (IRE) 9 Mr John P. McManus Tom Lacey 

Lake View Lad (IRE) 11 Mr Trevor Hemmings Nick Alexander 

Le Breuil (FR) 9 Mrs Emma Palmer Ben Pauling 

Lord du Mesnil (FR) 8 Mr Paul Porter & Mike & Mandy Smith Richard Hobson 

Magic of Light (IRE) 10 Ann & Alan Potts Limited Jessica Harrington IRE 

Milan Native (IRE) 8 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE 

Minella Times (IRE) 8 Mr John P. McManus Henry de Bromhead IRE

Minellacelebration (IRE) 11 Mr Nick Elliott Katy Price 

Mister Malarky (GB) 8 Wendy & Malcolm Hezel Colin Tizzard 

Monbeg Notorious (IRE) 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE 

Moyhenna (IRE) 9 Mr R. V. Hennelly Denis Hogan IRE 

Musical Slave (IRE) 8 Mr John P. McManus Philip Hobbs 

Ok Corral (IRE) 11 Mr John P. McManus Nicky Henderson 

One Style (FR) 11 The Four Bosses Venetia Williams 

Plan of Attack (IRE) 8 Mr A. Halsall Henry de Bromhead IRE

Potters Corner (IRE) 11 All Stars Sports Racing & J Davies Christian Williams 

Presenting Percy (GB) 10 Philip J. Reynolds Gordon Elliott IRE 

Prime Venture (IRE) 10 Mrs Janet Davies Evan Williams 

Pym (IRE) 8 Mrs Patricia Pugh Nicky Henderson 

Roaring Bull (IRE) 8 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE 

Robin des Foret (IRE) 11 Byerley Racing Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE 

Rocky’s Treasure (IRE) 10 Mr J. Perriss Kim Bailey 

Run Wild Fred (IRE) 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE 

Saint Xavier (FR) 9 Mr D. W. Fox Richard Hobson 

Santini (GB) 9 Mr & Mrs R. Kelvin-Hughes Nicky Henderson 

Saturnas (FR) 10 Mr Nick Peacock Willie Mullins IRE 

Secret Reprieve (IRE) 7 Mr & Mrs William Rucker Evan Williams 

Shantou Flyer (IRE) 11 David Maxwell Racing Limited Paul Nicholls 

Shattered Love (IRE) 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE 

Some Neck (FR) 10 Some Neck Partnership John McConnell IRE 

Soupy Soups (IRE) 10 Equi ex Incertis Partners Neil Mulholland 

St Barts (IRE) 7 Mr & Mrs R. Kelvin-Hughes Philip Hobbs 

Storm Control (IRE) 8 Mr Will Roseff Kerry Lee 

Sub Lieutenant (IRE) 12 Ms G. Howell Georgie Howell 

Takingrisks (IRE) 12 Mr Frank Bird Nicky Richards 

Talkischeap (IRE) 9 Mr Charles Dingwall Alan King 

The Conditional (IRE) 9 Mr P. J. Cave David Bridgwater 

The Hollow Ginge (IRE) 8 The Ginge Army Nigel Twiston-Davies 

The Jam Man (IRE) 8 Ronan M. P. McNally Ronan McNally IRE 

The Long Mile (GB) 7 Mr John P. McManus Philip Dempsey IRE

The Storyteller (IRE) 10 Mrs Pat Sloan Gordon Elliott IRE 

Tiger Roll (IRE) 11 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE 

Tout Est Permis (FR) 8 Gigginstown House Stud Noel Meade IRE 

Treacysenniscorthy (IRE) 9 Paula Widger Robert Widger IRE

Valtor (FR) 12 Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Nicky Henderson 

Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 12 Prof Caroline Tisdall & Mr John Gent David Pipe 

Yala Enki (FR) 11 Hills of Ledbury Ltd Paul Nicholls 

Yorkhill (IRE) 11 D & D Armstrong Ltd & Mr L Westwood Sandy Thomson 

(106 entries)

Randox Grand National, Betway odds:

16/1 Tiger Roll 

20/1 Any Second Now, Burrows Saint, Cloth Cap, Delta Work, Presenting Percy, Secret Reprieve 

25/1 Easysland, Kimberlite Candy, Magic of Light, Potters Corner, Santini, The Conditional 

28/1 Le Breuil 

33/1 Ajas, Anibale Fly, Beau Bay, Brahma Bull, Bristol de Mai, Champagne Classic, Deise Aba, Jett, Lake View Lad, Minella Times, Run Wild Fred, The Jam Man, The Long Mile, Yala Enki 

40/1 Acapella Bourgeois, Al Roc, Cabaret Queen, Canelo. Chris’s Dream, Class Conti, Death Duty, Definitly Red, Discorama, Farclas, Fingerontheswitch, Jerrysback, Milan Native, Mister Malarky, Ok Corral, Pym, Robin des Foret, Saturnas, Shantou Flyer, St Barts, Takingrisks, Vieux Lion Rouge 

50/1 A Toi Phil, Achille, Agusta Gold, Alpha des Obeaux, Ballyoptic, Battleoverdoyen, Bellow Mome, Bellshill, Beware The Bear, Double Shuffle, Dounikos, Fitzhenry, Flying Angel, Give Me A Copper, Glen Forsa, Hogan’s Height, Hold The Note, Keeper Hill, Lord du Mesnil, Moyhenna, Musical Slave, Prime Venture, Roaring Bull, Shattered Love, Storm Control, The Storyteller, Tout Est Permis, Yorkhill

66/1 Aforementioned, Articulum, Aso, Blaklion, Cap du Nord, Captain Drake, Fagan, Golan Fortune, Gold Present, Minellacelebration, One Style, Plan of Attack, Some Neck, Soupy Soups, Talkischeap, Valtor 

80/1 Another Venture, The Hollow Ginge 

100/1 Ami Desbois, Crievehill, Hear No Evil, Kauto Riko, Monbeg Notorious, Rocky’s Treasure, Saint Xavier, Sub Lieutenant, Treacysenniscorthy

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