Tiger Roll given weight ahead of Grand National

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Davy Russell riding Tiger Roll clear the last to win The Randox Health Grand National Handicap Steeple Chase at Aintree racecourse on April 14, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Tiger Roll will carry a weight of 11st 4lb and an official rating of 161 for the 2022 Randox Grand National. It is 5lb lower than when he was withdrawn from the race last year.
The Gordon Elliott trained horse won the Grand National in 2018 and 2019. The coronavirus pandemic saw the race canceled in 2020. Last year Tiger Roll was given a weight of 11 st 9lb and an official rating of 166.
If the 12 year old wins the Grand National he will be the second horse to win the race three times. Red Rum achieved that in 1973, 1974 and 1977. Prior to the weights announcement the horse was 33-1 to win the race for the third time.
He has run twice this season and is set to bid for a sixth Cheltenham Festival success next month when contesting the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase. It’s a race he has won three times.
Trainer Gordon Elliott said: “He’s in very good form at home – we’ve been training him for Cheltenham all season and we’re really looking forward to going back there. We’ll see how Cheltenham goes but he has got a nice weight so the Grand National could be on the agenda. The ground was too soft the last day for him and he’s coming to himself at home.
“We decided to run him in the National in 2018 as he’d lost his way a little bit so we had to try to rejuvenate him and it really worked for him. I was nervous going into the next year’s Grand National but it was a dream come true to win it for a second time with him.
“To win two Grand Nationals with him has just been awesome and I’m very lucky to have him. I do think there’s still a bit more in him and we are certainly not finished yet.”