Throwback Race Of The Day - 24/02/21

Tiger Roll

Today we are going slightly off course and looking ahead to the Grand National at Aintree in April and after Tiger Roll's lacklustre performance on Monday, it has left the door open for a new champion to take to the stage.

Tiger Roll is one of the most likeable horses in the sport, winning the last two renewals of the Grand National and everyone is hoping his connections let him go for a third this year.

He was set to to go for the honour last year but with the Covid-19 pandemic cancelling the meeting it has fell to this year as his chance to create history.

However, since his win in the 2019 event, he has raced five times and has not won a race or even looked like winning which does beg the question whether he is still full of enthusiasm for the game.

His best performance over the last few years, since his latest National win was when second to Easysland at the Cheltenham festival in the Cross Country Chase

He will again head into that race in March before the O'Leary's make their decision whether to send him to the Grand National, but the racing world are hoping they do.