2019 Grand National Runner Profile: Tiger Roll

Published on: March 29, 2019
Author: David Metcalf
2019 Grand National runner profile for Tiger Roll

Age: 9
Weight: 11st 5lb
Latest odds: 4/1 with Betfair.

Owner: Gigginstown House Stud

Grand National record:
2009 Hear The Echo (Fell 30th)
2012 Tharawaat (8th)
2014 Quito De La Roque (PU 21st)
2015 First Lieutenant (16th)
2016 Rule The World (WON), First Lieutenant (Fell 2nd), Sir Des Champs (Fell 15th)
2017 Roi Des Francs (18th), Rouge Angel (PU 30th), Wounded Warrior (PU 28th)
2018 Tiger Roll (WON), Road To Riches (6th), Valseur Lido (8th), Alpha Des Obeaux (Fell 15th), Thunder And Roses (PU 26th).

Trainer: Gordon Elliott

Grand National record:
2007 Silver Birch (WON)
2009 Silver Birch (FELL 22nd)
2010 Backstage (UR 20th)
2011 Backstage (10th)
2012 Tharawaat (8th), Chicago Grey (BD 5th)
2013 Tarquinius 8th, Chicago Grey (PU 30th)
2015 Cause Of Causes (8th)
2016 Ucello Conti (6th)
2017 Cause Of Causes (2nd), Roi Des Francs (18th), Ucello Conti (UR 22nd)
2018 Tiger Roll (WON), Bless The Wings (3rd), Ucello Conti (UR 27th).

Form

121/71P6430/40/P114U2221331P/2P511-411

Aiming to become the first back-to-back winner of the Grand National since Red Rum (1973 and 1974, also won it in 1977), following his head victory over Pleasant Company in 2018 and looks a worthy favourite to do so.

Tiger Roll was once described by owner Michael O’Leary as "a little rat of a thing",
but is a real superstar and four-time Cheltenham Festival winner.

Looked as good as ever, if not better, on his latest appearance when taking the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase impressively by 22 lengths – a race he also captured in 2018.

Away from Cheltenham, he has enjoyed victories in the 2016 Munster National at Limerick and the Grade 2 Boyne Hurdle at Navan on his penultimate start.

Tiger Roll is 9lb higher in the handicap this year, with a rating of 159 for the 2019 Grand National. His current official rating has leapt to 167, meaning he is 8lb well-in. Bold bid looks assured.

Jumps race record

Starts: 33
Wins: 11
2nd: 5
3rd: 3
Win & Place Prize Money: £865,745

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