First reaction from Tiger Roll jockey Davy Russell after winning historic second Grand National in a row Gordon Elliott's gelding became the first horse since Red Rum to win back-to-back Grand.
The winning jockey in the 2018 Grand National achieved a lifelong dream. The oldest jockey in the race on the smallest horse. That was the partnership which won the 2018 Grand National at Aintree.
Tiger Roll's win in 2019 made him the first horse since Red Rum in 1974 to win back-to-back Grand Nationals. Two-time Grand National winner Tiger Roll will compete for a historic third successive.Tiger Roll became the first horse to win the Grand National in consecutive seasons since the legendary Red Rum in 1973-74. Trainer Gordon Elliott has confirmed that his runner would be looking for a hat-trick of wins on April 4th 2020 although O’Leary is remaining tight-lipped with regard to the long-term plans and is keen just to get him through the current situation.When Tiger Roll romped home to win the Grand National earlier this year, it solidified an epic seasonal campaign for trainer Gordon Elliott. Not only did he have a superb Cheltenham Festival but he also won the Irish Grand National. What he did not do, however, was win the Irish Trainers Championship. That went, once again, to Willie Mullins.
Grand National champion Tiger Roll is still on course to attempt a hat-trick of wins at the Grand National at Aintree next April even amid the difficulties posed by a recent fitness setback. The nine-year-old is the first horse to win the Grand National back to back since Red Rum completed the feat in 1973 and 1974; another win will see him make history as the first to win the competition for.
Tiger Roll will carry a top weight of 11st 10lb over the 30 fences in the Grand National at Aintree on 4 April. Tiger Roll finished fifth at the Boyne Hurdle in Navan, Ireland, as the two-time.
The world famous Red Rum is the most successful horse in the race's history, winning the Grand National three times: in 1973, 1974 and 1977, and Tiger Roll would be seeking to join a list of just four horses who have managed to win it back-to-back.
Tiger Roll was the first back-to-back Grand National winner since Red Rum in the 1970s. Tiger Roll will attempt to win a record third successive Grand National at Aintree on 4 April, the owner's.
Tiger Roll, without a run since winning last year's Grand National by two and a half lengths from Magic of Light, is due to run in Sunday's Boyne Hurdle at Navan, having recovered from a minor.
Tiger Roll won two consecutive Grand Nationals and he is the first winner to have done that since Red Rum back in the 1970s. These back-to-back wins are a testament to the quality that Tiger Roll currently possesses and if he goes again in the 2020 Grand National, punters should definitely consider backing him. Clear Favourite with Bookmakers. This is because his 2019 victory was even more.
Tiger Roll secured his place in sporting history by becoming the first horse since Red Rum to win back-to-back Grand Nationals. The Gordon Elliott-trained star was sent off 4-1 favourite to defend.
Tiger Roll is an Irish-bred Thoroughbred racehorse who competes in National Hunt racing and won the Grand National in 2018 and 2019. He has also won four times at the Cheltenham Festival: the Triumph Hurdle in 2014, the National Hunt Chase Challenge Cup in 2017 and the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase in 2018 and 2019. Although bred for the flat, his first race was as a three-year-old gelding.
Tiger Roll fans will undoubtedly argue that their champion has a 100% win record in the race whereas Red Rum’s is “only” 60% but for any horse to even compete in the Grand National in five consecutive years, let alone never finish out of the first two, surely has to be one of the remarkable achievements in National Hunt horse racing.
Before Tiger Roll, a son of the 2007 Epsom winner Authorized (by Sadler’s Wells’ son Montjeu), won at Aintree last year, the last Grand National winner with a Derby-winning sire had been Voluptuary in 1884. Like Tiger Roll, Voluptuary was evidently something of a one-off, having contested the Derby himself three years earlier, while he won the Grand National on his very first start over.
Aintree hero Tiger Roll has been allotted top weight of 11st 10lb for the Randox Health Grand National on 4 April if he attempts to make history by winning the famous race for three consecutive.