Tiger Roll 8/1 to win 2020 Grand National after 2019 victory


The Grand National has been taking place for 180 years although no horse has ever managed to win the race on three consecutive occasions, while Red Rum is the only horse to have won the Aintree spectacular three times.

However, the 2020 Grand National could see Tiger Roll bidding to not only land a third success in this famous steeplechase but also do it in consecutive years, with the Gordon Elliott-trained horse having won the 2019 renewal after first triumphing twelve months previously.

The nine-year-old gelding was ridden prominently by jockey Davy Russell in Saturday’s race, with Tiger Roll among the leading group for the majority of the race before superior stamina saw the horse take control at the business end of the race.

While owner Michael O’Leary claims it’s no certainty that this highly popular horse will be lining up at Aintree in 2020, the bookmakers have already installed Tiger Roll as the short-price favourite to secure victory in the Aintree race and make history as a consequence.

Tiger Roll As Short As 5/1 for Hat-Trick

It might be twelve months away, although Tiger Roll is 5/1 with bookmaker bet365 to win the 2020 Grand National, a similar price to the horse’s starting price when winning in 2019.

Bookmaker bet365 have 5/1 about Tiger Roll winning a Grand National hat-trick, although other bookmakers are prepared to take him on and William Hill have 8/1 that the horse is victorious once again.

It’s important to know that betting Tiger Roll antepost means you wouldn’t get your money back should the horse not even line up at Aintree for the 2020 Grand National, although the beauty of antepost betting means that you can get a potentially bigger price than you would on the day of the race.

Tiger Roll Wins 2019 Grand National in Style

Many wondered if the 9/2 about Tiger Roll winning the 2019 Grand National was too short in a forty-runner race, although the winner of this year’s Cheltenham Cross Country renewal travelled sweetly throughout the race and always looked the winner.

Although Tiger Roll is a small horse, he’s got excellent stamina and tremendous jumping ability over the massive obstacles at the Liverpool track. He was carrying 6lb more than the race last year, although he still enjoyed a three-length victory over Magic of Light which ran a blinder to finish second.

Rathvinden also ran very well in the race and the Willie Mullins horse secured third place, with the horse having been well backed in the lead-up to the race to the extend that it was sent off second favourite.

Walk in the Mill was fourth in the race despite trading at 25/1, while Anibale Fly was fifth despite going off top weight and being without preferred jockey Barry Geraghty who sustained an injury the Grand National.

Could Tiger Roll run in the 2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup?

Michael O’Leary claims that Tiger Roll is likely to run in the Cross Country Chase again at next year’s Cheltenham Festival, although he’s difficult to take on face value considering that he previously intimated that his horse wouldn’t be running at Aintree before ending up winning the 2019 National.

Many racing fans think that Tiger Roll could potentially win a Cheltenham Gold Cup due to his ability to jump big obstacles and stay a particular trip, with the nine-year-old priced up for the Cheltenham Festival blue riband race by many bookmakers.

BetVictor offer a best price 33/1 that Gordon Elliott trains Tiger Roll to a Cheltenham Gold Cup victory, although some bookmakers have a much shorter price and bet365 have 16/1 that the Tiger continues the fairytale by winning the big race at the Festival.

It’s entirely possible that Tiger Roll win run in the 2020 Gold Cup and the 2020 Grand National should it be sanctioned by O’Leary and a chance to make racing history might be too tempting to resist.

Tiger Roll Set to Be Top Weight in the National

If Tiger Roll was carrying 6lb more in the 2019 renewal of the Grand National, you can expect his weight to increase further should the horse line up in the 2020 race, with the handicapper likely to have his say on this brilliant horse who lit up Aintree once again.

While the horse’s performance at the Cheltenham Festival had no bearing on his National weight in 2019, it’s clear that Tiger Roll will be lumbered with plenty more weight should he run in the 2020 race and that would mean landing a third successive victory would be something of a tall order.

Tiger Roll’s connections would clearly need to consider how to manage next season to make sure that the horse isn’t unduly penalised by the handicapper, although it seems implausible that he won’t be regarded as the best horse in the race.