Tiger Roll’s bid to make history by becoming the first horse to win the Grand National three times in succession edged ever closer when he appeared amongst the entries for the 2020 renewal of the Aintree marathon.
Tiger Roll had been subject to an injury scare late last year and his participation in the race looked to be doubtful when owner Michael O’Leary voiced concerns regarding the weight which he might have to carry on April 4th.
Nevertheless the ten-year-old is very much on course to make a bid for a third Grand National triumph, via the usual route of the Glenfraclas Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
Tiger Roll has been first past the post in the last two renewals of the Grand National and victory on April 4th would see him achieve something which has never before been managed.
A total of 105 runners have been entered into the 2020 Randox Health Grand National with eighteen of these trained by Gordon Elliott, the Meath-based trainer entering 22 in 2019 and ending up with eleven runners in the big race.
Tiger Roll remains big ante-post favourite to win the Grand National for the third year on the bounce with most bookmakers going 5/1 on the Elliott-trained runner.