Tiger Roll started the 2019 Randox Health Grand National as firm 4/1 favourite and he certainly didn’t disappoint his many backers, the Gordon Elliott-trained runner romping home to victory by an impressive margin under the guidance of jockey Davy Russell. This was the first time that any horse had won the race on more than one occasion since Red Rum in the 1970s. He was also the first favourite to win the Grand National since Comply Or Die in 2008.
Of the 40 runners that started the race, 19 completed the course.
Trainer Gordon Elliott broke the record for sending most horses to run in the race with a total of eleven.
Initially, 112 entries were received for the 2019 Randox Health Grand National with 47 of these being from the Republic of Ireland. The final line-up of forty runners was announced on April 4th 2019 with Mall Dini being withdrawn the following afternoon due to an injury concern, this runner being replaced by Just A Par. There were no further withdrawals from that point onwards and as such a full complement of forty horses lined-up at 5:15pm on Grand National day itself.
Following the race, the owners of winner Tiger Roll announced that it was unlikely that the runner would be aimed at the 2020 Grand National, however the possibility of making history proved to be too much and it was later announced that Tiger Roll would be aimed at the following Grand National, due to be held on 4th April 2020.
The three-day 2019 Grand National Festival got underway on Thursday 4th April, followed by the ever-popular Ladies Day on Friday 5th April. The Grand National Day on 6th April saw over 75,000 spectators go through the turnstiles at Aintree racecourse and once again the race was broadcast live to over 500 million viewers around the globe.
1: Tiger Roll
2: Magic Of Light
4: Walk In The Mill
5: Anibale Fly
6: One For Arthur
7: Regal Encore
10: Valseur Lido