Bookies Hoping Tiger Roll’s Purple Patch Will End
Gordon Elliott’s superstar Tiger Roll has been yet again cut from 4/1 into 7/2 to win back to back Aintree Grand Nationals due to ongoing support from the punters.
We have also had to cut Rock The Kasbah from 20/1 into 16/1.
The Grand National race held at Aintree is the most valuable jumps race in Europe and it is a race that brings the world together. In 2018 Tiger Roll gave Co Meath based trainer Gordon Elliott his second victory in the race after he won it in 2007 with Silver Birch.
Champion jockey Davy Russell rode Tiger Roll to success last year in tremendous fashion giving him his first ever Grand National win, a race he has been dreaming of winning since he was a child.
Speaking to the Irish Daily Star newspaper last week, Russell said, “It’s takes one hell of a horse to win back to back Grand Nationals but Tiger Roll has the heart and the ability to do it“.
Plenty of interest has also come this morning for Rock The Kasbah after Richard ‘Dicky’ Johnson told the Racing Post “We’ve thought Rock The Kasbah was the right horse for the job pretty much all season“.
We have been forced to reduce his odds from 20/1 into 16/1 following the support but Tiger Roll remains the biggest ever Grand National liability.
It’s not hard to understand why the punters are going mad to back Tiger Roll and why the bookies are feeling hot under the collar. After his performance in the Glenfarclas cross country chase in Cheltenham earlier this month, this nine year old son of Authorized will arrive to Aintree next month fit and ready to retain his crown and his odds could yet again be reduced, if the support keeps coming.
*Prices correct at time of publication