Elliott And Gigginstown Undecided On Tiger Roll's Cheltenham Festival Aim

Tiger Roll

Gordon Elliott and owners Gigginstown House Stud are very undecided where to send Tiger Roll when it comes to the Cheltenham festival in March with them pondering a a fourth victory in the Glenfarclas Cross Country or going down a different route.

The five time Cheltenham festival winner loves it around Prestbury Park landing three Glenfarclas Cross Country events, The National Hunt Chase and also the Triumph Hurdle back in 2014.

Having lost his way last season and being a very different horse compared to his two wins in the Aintree Grand National, many thought it was an impossible task for him to win at Cheltenham again.

However, having lost his Cross Country title in 2020 to Easysland, in 2021 he managed to get it back to land his third success in the race, seeing off his rival by 18 lengths.

Seen once this season in the Grade Two Many Clouds Chase at Aintree when being pulled up, Elliott has been left scratching his head again as to what they do with him this term at the age of 12.

(Credit ATR) “The Cross Country Chase is an option, but he is not getting any younger,” said Elliott.

“We’ll just see how he is.

“We haven’t really discussed retirement yet, but we’ll see how he goes over the next month or so.”

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing