Tiger Roll was victorious in the 2019 Grand National at Aintree – making it back-to-back victories.
Gordon Elliot-trained Tiger Roll started the race as the outright favourite, looking to emulate the great Red Rum with back-to-back Grand National wins.
While Red Rum returned to Aintree in 1974, a year on from victory, priced at 11-1, Gordon Elliott’s Tiger Roll was far shorter – heading into the Aintree showpiece priced at 4-1.
He pulled away brilliant to win ahead of Magic of Light and Rathvinden.
Elliott headed into the race with 11 runners, including Mala Beach, A Toi Phil and Jury Duty, but it was Tiger Roll who provided the most incredible of racing stories.
Ahead of the race, Elliott said of Tiger Roll: “It would be something special if he could do it, because the public have really latched on to him.
He’s won four times at Cheltenham and an English National – if he did it (again) I think he’d go down as one of the greats.
“The one worry I’d have is the 39 other horses around you. The best horse doesn’t always win the Grand National – that’s the brilliant story to it.
“If he wins two Grand Nationals back to back, he’ll probably have done more than Red Rum did.
“He’s won a four-mile chase (National Hunt Chase), a Triumph Hurdle and cross-country races.
“If he did he’d be a horse that would never be forgotten.”
Grand National 2019 full result
Tiger Roll – 4/1f
Magic of Light – 66/1
Rathvinden – 8/1
Walk In The Mill – 25/1
Non-finishers (full list follows)
Vintage Clouds – first fence
Up For Review – first fence
Monbeg Notorious – pulled up
Rock the Kasbah