Gordon Elliott’s star made light work of the Cross Country Chase.
Bookies have more than halved odds on Tiger Roll winning next month’s Grand National from 12/1 to as short as 5/1.
The nine-year-old, trained by Gordon Elliott, won his second Cross Country chase in a row at the Cheltenham Festival and will now attempt to complete an historic “double double” by winning back-to-back Grand Nationals.
Having won the great steeplechase last year at 10/1, the Gigginstown-owned gelding will surely enter this year’s contest at the top of the market by a distance.
The clear favourite for the Aintree highlight, Tiger Roll is by far the most backed horse in the market, with a whopping 81% of bets in the last 24 hours going his way.
Rathvinden is currently next in the market at 14/1, followed by Elegant Escape (20/1) and Vintage Clouds (25/1).
Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek: “'It is quite remarkable just how easy Tiger Roll makes these long distance chases look and we really are looking at a superstar.
“Gordon Elliott's stayer is now on course to be the first horse to win consecutive Grand Nationals since Red Rum in 1974.”