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History maker Tiger Roll backed for treble

April 6th, 2019 Home, Horse Racing, Media & Journalism, News & Events, Press Release

Tiger Roll claimed his place in Horse Racing history as he become the first horse this century to defend his Grand National crown.

The nine-year-old Irish-born star romped to victory at Aintree, coming in at 4/1 – which made him one of the shortest priced winners of all time.

Shortest price National Winners
1919 Poethlyn 11/4 F
1862 The Huntsman 3/1 F
1885 Roquefort 10/3 F
1860 Anatis 7/2 F
1870 The Colonel 7/2 F
2019 TIGER ROLL 4/1 F

Now Bookmakers are already taking bets on him winning a third successive crown and it is currently 8/1 on him landing his third crown.

There have been five previous back-to-back winners, and some came close to winning it three times in succession.

The Duke came third in 1838, Abd-El-Kader was Pulled Up in 1852, The Colonel came fourth in 1871., Reynoldstown did not run in 1937 – but the closest of them all was Red Rum – who came second in 1975 and again in 1976 before his third win in 1977.

Now Tiger Roll has the chance to make it three-in-a-row in 2020…

National back-to-back winners
1836 The Duke
1837 The Duke
1850 Abd-El-Kader
1851 Abd-El-Kader
1869 The Colonel
1870 The Colonel
1935 Reynoldstown
1936 Reynoldstown
1973 Red Rum
1974 Red Rum
2018 Tiger Roll
2019 Tiger Roll

OddsMonkey spokesman Peter Watton commented: “Bookmakers believe that industry wide, Tiger Roll cost them £250million – so safe to say they are not taking him on to win a third and that shows with his 8/1 odds.

“If he stays fit and gets to Aintree in 2020, then he will comfortably be the shortest price favourite in history – that is currently Golden Miller who went off at 2/1 in 1935 but was unable to win.

“This could also be the start to a very good week for Tigers – Bookmakers offered the Tiger Roll-Tiger Woods double at 80/1. Tiger Roll has done his part in the National, and it now remains to be sees if Woods can do it at Augusta next week.”

Grand National 2020 odds:
Tiger Roll to win third consecutive National – 8/1

*Odds correct at time of writing

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