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Tiger Roll considered for Many Clouds Chase this weekend

Dual Grand National winner Tiger Roll could be set for a return to Aintree this weekend with connections considering him for the Many Clouds Chase, therefore why not check out the latest Tiger Roll odds and free bets by registering now with any of our featured bookmaker partners.


Tiger Roll considered for Many Clouds Chase this weekend


The feature contest in the seven-race card at Aintree this weekend is the Unibet Becher Handicap Chase with 26 entries left in contention for a battle over the Grand National fences, however two-time National winner Tiger Roll may be set for an appearance in the Many Clouds Chase in the same meeting.

Tiger Roll became the first runner since the legendary Red Rum to win the Grand National in successive years and there is a strong possibility that the Gordon Elliott-trained 11-year-old will be sent over the Irish Sea to contest over the Mildmay fences this weekend.

Should this prove to be the case, then the diminutive runner will be up against Gold Cup winners Native River and Al Boum Photo who are just two of the thirteen entries into the Many Clouds Chase, this race named after the 2015 winner of the Grand National.

Favourite for this contest is Al Boum Photo, the Willie Mullins-trained two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner a general 2/1 shot for the Chase. 2018 Gold Cup winner Native River also looks set to take his place in the 2021 renewal of the contest, the Colin Tizzard-trained runner having won the race two years ago and finishing third last year.

Regarding Tiger Roll’s possible entry into the Many Clouds Chase this weekend and his subsequent plans, Triple Grand National-winning handler Gordon Elliott said: “He’ll probably go to Aintree for the Grade Two at Aintree on Saturday.

“Then he’ll go to the Boyne Hurdle and the cross country at Cheltenham.

“He probably isn’t what he was, but if we can get him back to win another cross country it will be a dream come true.

“He’s a horse of a lifetime. Anyone that comes into the yard at Cullentra, he’s the first you see as he lives in the first stable and to have a horse like him around the place is unbelievable.

“If you’re going to dream, we’d love to go back and win a third Grand National, but the stats don’t lie. It will be three years since he ran in a Grand National (by April 2022).

“It’s not getting any easier for him, he’s not getting any younger and if you were to ask me, I’d love to win another cross country at Cheltenham with him. I think if he won it would bring the roof down.

“He’s a little superstar and I’m very lucky to have him.”