Tiger Roll put in a sensational display at the Cheltenham Festival and Gordon Elliott is targeting Aintree success.
Since striving to victory in the Cross Country Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, Tiger Roll has been backed in to gain another big victory at Aintree next month.
At the beginning of the Festival, Tiger Roll was 50/1 to win the Grand National but the manner of his victory in the Cross Country has seen his odds slashed and he is now best priced at 16/1 to prevail and as short as 14/1.
Since the Cheltenham Festival has finished, over 34% of all bets on the Grand National have been placed on Tiger Roll.
There are only three horses at a shorter price than Gordon Elliott’s eight-year-old, although one of them is The Last Samuri who Tiger Roll cantered clear from at Cheltenham and punters believe he can go in again once more.
Gordon Elliott’s yard is in sublime form as well, having come out as the Top Trainer at Cheltenham and there is no doubt he will have his horses, including Tiger Roll, prepped and ready for the slog at Aintree.
Oddschecker spokesman George Elek: “Tiger Roll's second win in two years at the Cheltenham Festival was mightily impressive, and the way he travelled through the race suggests that stamina should be no problem at Aintree.
One issue is his course form, with his only run at the Liverpool track in 2016 saw him finish way down the field; one has to think he is a different prospect now though.”