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Will 2020 be the year that Tiger Roll makes an unprecedented attempt to run and win the Grand National for the third time? We’ll find out for certain next month, but looking back at the events of the past few weeks it’s been anything but a smooth ride to Aintree for the double champion. Weighty […]

Trainer David Pipe has decided that Ramses De Teillee will take his chances at the Cheltenham Festival before he heads to the 2020 Grand National. The eight-year-old is going to be aimed at the Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle which takes place on day four. For those of you doing the maths, that’s just three weeks […]

If the entries for the 2020 Grand National opened today, Gordon Elliott says he would have 15 to enter. Of those 15, Elliott says all would make the cut. And, of course, Tiger Roll is still in the mix despite Michael O’Leary’s comments to the contrary. That’s down slightly on 2019 when the Irish trainer […]

Grand National champion Tiger Roll is still on course to attempt a hat-trick of wins at the Grand National at Aintree next April even amid the difficulties posed by a recent fitness setback. The nine-year-old is the first horse to win the Grand National back to back since Red Rum completed the feat in 1973 […]

Tiger Roll is yet to see the racecourse this season and already he has been talked about more than in any other season. In September, we had trainer Gordon Elliott telling us that the horse’s number one aim for the new season would be to win the Grand National for the third time next Spring. […]

Trainer David Pipe always throws up one or two very interesting Grand National prospects. In recent years he has had the good fortune of being able to run the very classy Vieux Lion Rouge with mixed results. Remarkably Vieux Lion Rouge has run in all four of the last Grand National renewals and could very […]

Although we are only in September, and there are months before the Grand National takes place in April 2020, the news we have all been waiting for has finally been confirmed. Tiger Roll, the horse that has lit up Aintree Racecourse when winning the race for the past two seasons will head back to Liverpool […]

In 2001 Martin Pipe sent 10 runners to the Grand National. On Saturday, April 6th, that record looks set to be broken. Because trainer Gordon Elliott plans to saddle 12 horses for the 2019 Grand National. The Irish handler currently has 19 entries still in contention. However, he has since ruled out Shattered Love, The […]

There are less than six weeks to go until the Grand National. We are now at the stage where many horses are being seen on the racecourse, putting together the final touches of their preparation. Last Sunday we saw Tiger Roll make a reappearance in a Grade Two hurdle race at Navan racecourse. And what […]

The Cotswold Chase is designed for Gold Cup hopefuls to show they are worthy of lining up in the biggest race of the Cheltenham Festival in March. Going into the race, Elegant Escape was fancied to do that and book his place as an outsider in the Gold Cup. Although what he may have actually […]

No horse has done it since Red Rum. Winning back-to-back Grand Nationals has proved to be almost impossible. And that’s exactly what jockey Davy Russell says about the 2018 winner, Tiger Roll. Trained by Gordon Elliott, the win was by the smallest of margins when a photo finish was needed to determine the winner in […]

A new Grand National contender emerged over the Christmas period. Elegant Escape won the Welsh National at Chepstow to throw his hat into the ring. He is only six right now, so will be seven by the time we reach the feature even in April. And that means we could see him in the race […]