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Given Tiger Roll go ahead to race for the third consecutive Grand National title and overshadow Red Rum

Given Tiger Roll go ahead to race for the third consecutive Grand National title while bidding to do one better than Red Rum in 1974 and win three consecutive wins at Aintree

  • Tiger Roll wants to win its third consecutive Grand National in April
  • The 10-year-old got the go-ahead after problems with knee surgery
  • The horse trained by Gordon Elliott will make its seasonal debut tomorrow at Navan
  • Tiger Roll is 5-1 favorite to win the Grand National at Aintree and write history

Tiger Roll has been given the green light to try for a historic third victory of Randox Health Grand National on April 4 in Aintree.

The 10-year-old, trained by Gordon Elliott, makes his seasonal debut tomorrow at Navan, after a minor knee operation last year.

Tiger Roll will race in Aintree in April in the Randox Health Grand National

Tiger Roll will race in Aintree in April in the Randox Health Grand National

There were doubts about whether Tiger Roll would stand in the National after Tuesday it was confirmed that he would carry the highest weight of 11th 10 pounds, disappointed with his owners that he was no longer shown leniency by the handicapper.

But Eddie O’Leary, racing manager for owner Michael O’Leary, said yesterday that Tiger Roll will start at Aintree, provided he completes his run and the Cross Country Chase at the Cheltenham Festival next month tomorrow.

O’Leary said, “If everything goes well this weekend and everything goes well in Cheltenham, it will hopefully become the National.”

Even Red Rum did not win the National in three consecutive years. Tiger Roll is 5-1 favorite for the national.

The 10-year-old has won the last two Grand Nationals and is chasing a record third

The 10-year-old has won the last two Grand Nationals and is chasing a record third

The 10-year-old has won the last two Grand Nationals and is chasing a record third

Tiger Roll is 5-1 favorite for the national as he tries to do better than Red Rum in the 1970s

Tiger Roll is 5-1 favorite for the national as he tries to do better than Red Rum in the 1970s

Tiger Roll is 5-1 favorite for the national as he tries to do better than Red Rum in the 1970s

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