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Why Tiger Roll Is Justified Ante-Post Favorite For The 2021 Grand National

2021 will be a bountiful year for horseracing fans, with the Cheltenham festival being the next major event on the calendar, fans are already looking forward to the Grand National. Of course, the Cheltenham Festival will bring us a few days of excellent entertainment, but the Grand National remains the standout race.

The Grand National is steeped deep in history, attracting royal interests and gathering together the biggest jockeys and trainees for the ultimate glory. 2021 will be beneficial for the horseracing fans, who can use the betting offers and tips available at while watching different great events. For most participants, winning the Aintree race will be among their top priorities, as an early look at the odds indicate that Tiger Roll is the early joint favorite at 20/1. Although 10th April is still far ahead, Tiger Roll has proven to be the favorite at the 2021 Grand National.

The 10-year-old is a Grand National favorite for good reasons, but mainly because he has a track record of delivering at this level before. Tiger won the Grand National in 2018 and 2019, and even if he fails to win the third consecutive title at this venue, he has already secured his place in history books.

Only seven horses have managed to claim the Grand National title multiple times since the beginning, putting Tiger Roll in the same class as Red Rum if he can claim the third win. However, unlike this 70s horse under Ginger McCain, Tiger Roll will be the first horse to record a hattrick with three consecutive Grand National success provided he emerges victorious in April.

As you’d expect for such a top-quality racer, Tiger Roll will be running under jockey Davy Russell, who’s expected to get the go-ahead from trainer Gordon Elliot to take the lead. Russell has enjoyed a great career, including taking home the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris and the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The Irishman has also recorded many other notable victories alongside his two Grand National wins with Tiger Roll.

Considering his success, the prospect of trying to record a new history at the 2021 Grand National won’t trouble Russel. Even better, there are no concerns on whether Russel can stand the pressure on the race day. However, Russell and Gordon Eliot must be cautious, considering that Tiger Rolls pulled out in his last outing.

Elliot has done an excellent job at easing any immediate concerns via Twitter, assuring fans that they’ve done enough checks to ensure that the horse isn’t in bad condition, although it’s worrying. Nonetheless, the horse will need close monitoring as the events continue getting closer more than ever, but the trainer expects the horse to compete in what might be his final outing.

The Grand National ultimately promises to offer a fantastic spectacle no matter the participants, but the action might be extra special. After 2020’s event was postponed, there are high anticipations for this year’s tournament, with all eyes on Tiger Rolls to see whether he’ll manage to record a stunning hattrick.

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