Tiger Roll heads Grand National entries but may not chase hat-trick

Star chaser Tiger Roll is not certain to bid for a Grand National hat-trick, connections say.

The 11-year-old was the first horse since Red Rum to win two renewals of Aintree's big race in 2018 and 2019.

Last year's contest was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and a virtual version was held instead.

Tiger Roll has raced twice this season, finishing sixth on the Flat at Navan before pulling up at Cheltenham's meeting in November.

Connections are keen to try him again over the cross country course at The Festival, a meeting he has won at on four occasions.

But a trip to Aintree may not follow – and his owners will be keeping a close eye on the weight he is allotted with the other potential runners later this month.

Racing manager for owners Gigginstown House Stud,
Eddie O’Leary, said: "Touch wood, he’ll go for the Boyne Hurdle at Navan (February 21) next and then it will be the cross country chase at Cheltenham.

“I think the November run was just one of those days. We didn’t expect him to win or anything, but we didn’t think he’d run that bad. There was no reason for it, maybe he had a headache, I couldn’t tell you.

“With regards to the National, he’s still got a crazy weight. For some unknown reason he has this crazy rating, but he didn’t even appear in the end-of-season classifications last year, yet he’s got this rating of 168.

“When I queried it, I was told that was because it was a cross-country rating. Tiger Roll was beaten 17 lengths by Easysland off level weights (in March).

“I’ve always said 168 is crazy and there’s no point in running in the National unless he’s given a chance. We’d be absolutely thrilled if he could run to a mark of 168, but it makes no sense.

“Unless he’s given a chance he’ll probably be retired at Cheltenham if he runs badly, and maybe Cheltenham is the right place to retire him given his record there.”

Full list of Grand National entries

A Toi Phil (FR) 11 Teme Valley 2 Gary Moore

Acapella Bourgeois (FR) 11 Slaneyville Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE

Achille (FR) 11 Mrs Vida Bingham Venetia Williams

Aforementioned (FR) 8 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

Agusta Gold (IRE) 8 K.Leavy/F.W.Healy/L.Cribbin/Ms Mullins Margaret Mullins IRE

Ajas (FR) 7 Mr Ulf Sjoberg David Cottin FR

Al Roc (FR) 10 Comedy Club Partnership Dr Richard Newland

Alpha des Obeaux (FR) 11 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

Ami Desbois (FR) 11 The Reserved Judgment Partnership Graeme McPherson

Anibale Fly (FR) 11 Mr John P. McManus Tony Martin IRE

Another Venture (IRE) 10 Racing For Maggie's Partnership Kim Bailey

Any Second Now (IRE) 9 Mr John P. McManus Ted Walsh IRE

Articulum (IRE) 11 Martin McDonagh/Paul G Murphy/M J Nixon Terence O'Brien IRE

Aso (FR) 11 The Bellamy Partnership Venetia Williams

Balko des Flos (FR) 10 Gigginstown House Stud Henry de Bromhead IRE

Ballyoptic (IRE) 11 Mills & Mason Partnership Nigel Twiston-Davies

Battleoverdoyen (IRE) 8 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

Beau Bay (FR) 10 Mr Peter Green & Dr RDP Newland Dr Richard Newland

Bellow Mome (FR) 10 Mrs Audrey Turley Willie Mullins IRE

Bellshill (IRE) 11 D & D Armstrong Ltd & Mr L Westwood Sandy Thomson

Beware The Bear (IRE) 11 Mr G. B. Barlow Nicky Henderson

Blaklion (GB) 12 Darren & Annaley Yates Dan Skelton

Brahma Bull (IRE) 10 Mrs S. Ricci Willie Mullins IRE

Bristol de Mai (FR) 10 Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Nigel Twiston-Davies

Burrows Saint (FR) 8 Mrs S. Ricci Willie Mullins IRE

Cabaret Queen (GB) 9 Syndicates Racing Willie Mullins IRE

Canelo (IRE) 8 Mr John P. McManus Alan King

Cap du Nord (FR) 8 The Can't Say No Partnership Christian Williams

Captain Drake (IRE) 8 Gary Stevens and Brian and Sandy Lambert Harry Fry

Champagne Classic (IRE) 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

Chris's Dream (IRE) 9 Robcour Henry de Bromhead IRE

Class Conti (FR) 9 Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede Willie Mullins IRE

Cloth Cap (IRE) 9 Mr Trevor Hemmings Jonjo O'Neill

Crievehill (IRE) 9 Highclere T'Bred Racing- Crievehill Nigel Twiston-Davies

Death Duty (IRE) 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

Definitly Red (IRE) 12 Phil & Julie Martin Brian Ellison

Deise Aba (IRE) 8 Mr Trevor Hemmings Philip Hobbs

Delta Work (FR) 8 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

Discorama (FR) 8 Thomas Friel/Andrew Gemmell Paul Nolan IRE

Double Shuffle (IRE) 11 Crossed Fingers Partnership Tom George

Dounikos (FR) 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

Easysland (FR) 7 Mr John P. McManus David Cottin FR

Fagan (GB) 11 Mr Ben Brackenbury Alex Hales

Farclas (FR) 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

Fingerontheswitch (IRE) 11 Cahill, Atwell & Crofts Neil Mulholland

Fitzhenry (IRE) 9 Mr John P. McManus Paul Nolan IRE

Flying Angel (IRE) 10 Mr R. J. Rexton Nigel Twiston-Davies

Give Me A Copper (IRE) 11 Done, Ferguson, Mason, Nicholls & Wood Paul Nicholls

Glen Forsa (IRE) 9 Mr T. P. Radford Mick Channon

Golan Fortune (IRE) 9 P Middleton, M Lowther Phil Middleton

Gold Present (IRE) 11 Mr and Mrs J. D. Cotton Nicky Henderson

Hear No Evil (IRE) 9 Mr Patrick Joseph McCartan Noel Kelly IRE

Hogan's Height (IRE) 10 Foxtrot Racing: Hogan's Height Jamie Snowden

Hold The Note (IRE) 7 Mr T. P. Radford Mick Channon

Jerrysback (IRE) 9 Mr John P. McManus Philip Hobbs

Jett (IRE) 10 Mr Robert Waley-Cohen Jessica Harrington IRE

Kauto Riko (FR) 10 Mr and Mrs J.Dale and Partners Tom Gretton

Keeper Hill (IRE) 10 McNeill Family Warren Greatrex

Kimberlite Candy (IRE) 9 Mr John P. McManus Tom Lacey

Lake View Lad (IRE) 11 Mr Trevor Hemmings Nick Alexander

Le Breuil (FR) 9 Mrs Emma Palmer Ben Pauling

Lord du Mesnil (FR) 8 Mr Paul Porter & Mike & Mandy Smith Richard Hobson

Magic of Light (IRE) 10 Ann & Alan Potts Limited Jessica Harrington IRE

Milan Native (IRE) 8 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

Minella Times (IRE) 8 Mr John P. McManus Henry de Bromhead IRE

Minellacelebration (IRE) 11 Mr Nick Elliott Katy Price

Mister Malarky (GB) 8 Wendy & Malcolm Hezel Colin Tizzard

Monbeg Notorious (IRE) 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

Moyhenna (IRE) 9 Mr R. V. Hennelly Denis Hogan IRE

Musical Slave (IRE) 8 Mr John P. McManus Philip Hobbs

Ok Corral (IRE) 11 Mr John P. McManus Nicky Henderson

One Style (FR) 11 The Four Bosses Venetia Williams

Plan of Attack (IRE) 8 Mr A. Halsall Henry de Bromhead IRE

Potters Corner (IRE) 11 All Stars Sports Racing & J Davies Christian Williams

Presenting Percy (GB) 10 Philip J. Reynolds Gordon Elliott IRE

Prime Venture (IRE) 10 Mrs Janet Davies Evan Williams

Pym (IRE) 8 Mrs Patricia Pugh Nicky Henderson

Roaring Bull (IRE) 8 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

Robin des Foret (IRE) 11 Byerley Racing Syndicate Willie Mullins IRE

Rocky's Treasure (IRE) 10 Mr J. Perriss Kim Bailey

Run Wild Fred (IRE) 7 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

Saint Xavier (FR) 9 Mr D. W. Fox Richard Hobson

Santini (GB) 9 Mr & Mrs R. Kelvin-Hughes Nicky Henderson

Saturnas (FR) 10 Mr Nick Peacock Willie Mullins IRE

Secret Reprieve (IRE) 7 Mr & Mrs William Rucker Evan Williams

Shantou Flyer (IRE) 11 David Maxwell Racing Limited Paul Nicholls

Shattered Love (IRE) 10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

Some Neck (FR) 10 Some Neck Partnership John McConnell IRE

Soupy Soups (IRE) 10 Equi ex Incertis Partners Neil Mulholland

St Barts (IRE) 7 Mr & Mrs R. Kelvin-Hughes Philip Hobbs

Storm Control (IRE) 8 Mr Will Roseff Kerry Lee

Sub Lieutenant (IRE) 12 Ms G. Howell Georgie Howell

Takingrisks (IRE) 12 Mr Frank Bird Nicky Richards

Talkischeap (IRE) 9 Mr Charles Dingwall Alan King

The Conditional (IRE) 9 Mr P. J. Cave David Bridgwater

The Hollow Ginge (IRE) 8 The Ginge Army Nigel Twiston-Davies

The Jam Man (IRE) 8 Ronan M. P. McNally Ronan McNally IRE

The Long Mile (GB) 7 Mr John P. McManus Philip Dempsey IRE

The Storyteller (IRE) 10 Mrs Pat Sloan Gordon Elliott IRE

Tiger Roll (IRE) 11 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE

Tout Est Permis (FR) 8 Gigginstown House Stud Noel Meade IRE

Treacysenniscorthy (IRE) 9 Paula Widger Robert Widger IRE

Valtor (FR) 12 Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede Nicky Henderson

Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 12 Prof Caroline Tisdall & Mr John Gent David Pipe

Yala Enki (FR) 11 Hills of Ledbury Ltd Paul Nicholls

Yorkhill (IRE) 11 D & D Armstrong Ltd & Mr L Westwood Sandy Thomson

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