Tiger Roll Tops 112 Grand National Entries

Tiger Roll Tops 112 Grand National Entries

The 2018 Winner of the Grand National - Tiger Roll, is among 112 names heading to Aintree for this year's renewal.

The 9yo is currently part of a record-breaking 47 entries arriving from Ireland, with last year's narrow victor looking to become just the second back-to-back winner of the contest since the second world war.

His trainer Gordon Elliott - who first claimed National glory with Silver Birch back in 2007, is also the man with the most entries at this stage this year.

Last year's third Bless The Wings, Thyestes Chase runner-up Alpha Des Obeaux and 2018 Irish Grand National winner General Principle are among his mouthwatering 22 contenders.

Irish Champion Trainer Willie Mullins has just nine entries, featuring last year's close runner up Pleasant Company, Irish National second Isleofhopendreams and Rathvinden - winner of the National Hunt Chase at last year's Cheltenham Festival.

Jessica Harrington could have her first two participants in the race and is represented by the useful dual-purpose mare Magic Of Light along with Sandymount Duke.

Dual Betfair Chase victor Bristol De Mai leads the British battalion from the summit of the rankings, along with recent Sky Bet Chase scorer Go Conquer, who both represent Nigel Twiston-Davies.

Lucinda Russell's 2017 National sensation One For Arthur has unseated in both of his starts this season, after sitting on the sidelines for the whole of the last campaign with injury.

Paul Nicholls, successful in 2012 with Neptune Collonges, could give Trevor Hemmings a record fourth success in the race with Warriors Tale, whilst Colin Tizzard has five entries, including Coral Welsh Grand National winner Elegant Escape.

Other names to watch out for in the £1 million event are Neil Mulholland's Impulsive Star - winner of the Classic Chase at Warwick earlier this month, Rebecca Curtis' Joe Farrell who won the Scottish equivalent last term, along with Step Back for Mark Bradstock - who landed the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown on the final day of last season.

The official weights for the Grand National will be launched at the Cunard Building in Liverpool in two weeks time.