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Red Rum vs Tiger Roll - who is the bookies favourite? Odds for ITV's Race of Champions REVEALED

Red Rum vs Tiger Roll - who is the bookies favourite? Odds for ITV's Race of Champions REVEALED

Red Rum is the odds-on favourite to beat Tiger Roll

With both legends confirmed to be entered in the race of champions, bookmakers have priced up the duel.

All racing fans would have thought they would never see the clash, but ITV are making it happen, with Red Rum the favourite.

In a bet between the pair, Red Rum is priced at 1/2 and Tiger Roll at 6/4.

In the absence of the real race, this race of legends is a step further from the usual virtual Grand National ITV have done since 2017.

This has proven to be remarkably accurate the last three years, and it will be interesting to see how the computer sees these two greats faring, when they battle it out on Saturday.

The legendry three time winner, Red Rum, arguably the most famous horse of all time is back to take his crown from the current champion.

He won his first Grand National in 1973 in the most thrilling Grand National ever, when somehow beating Crisp when 30 lengths down. He defended his crown in 1974, before finishing second in both the following years. He landed a historic third National in 1977 and remains to this day the only horse to do.

Tiger Roll, the current back-to-back winner was denied a shot at the hat-trick this year, but can he get the better of Red Rum this weekend?

The bookmakers think it will be a tough ask, clearly believing Red Rum’s incredible record in the race will favour him when they lock horns.

After Tiger Roll found one too good for him at Cheltenham, Gordon Elliott was quick to point towards the soft ground being a factor behind the defeat.

He will be hoping for far better ground in the virtual race of legends on Saturday and hopefully both heroes run their hearts out in what should be a fun afternoon on ITV.

The Virtual Grand National is being televised to provide a bit of light relief for racing fans during testing times. If you're just watching the race for fun like most, you could put together a sweepstake with your mates using our sweepstake kit.