|Tiger Roll 25/1 to win 2019 Grand National after 2018 success
Tuesday 5th February 2019
The Gordon Elliott-trained horse among the 112 entries for the 2019 Grand National, with the runner priced at 25/1 for victory.
You have to go back to 1974 to find the last time that a horse retained his Grand National crown, with Red Rum managing to do this before triumphing in 1977 to land a hat-trick.
Tiger Roll will become the latest horse to try and emulate the Grand National’s most famous winner when he lines up at Aintree on Saturday 6 April, with Paddy Power making the Gordon Elliott horse a 25/1 chance to repeat history and win this famous steeplechase.
Tiger Roll is among the 112 entries for the Aintree spectacular, with the Grand National 2019 odds having now been updated and the horse is trading as short as 16/1 with Ladbrokes who will be concerned that plenty of punters will come for this popular charge once again.
Tiger Roll is sure to be carrying more weight for the race in April, with many customers using their Grand National Free Bets for some of the other selections in the race.
While it’s far from clear as to the forty runners and riders at this stage, Vintage Clouds looks a likely runner and he’s currently available at 25/1 with William Hill, while Pleasant Company is available at 33/1 with the same firm.
The latter finished a narrow second to Tiger Roll in the 2018 Grand National, with the horse hoping to go one better for connections this time around, while Elegant Escape and Walk In The Mill are others on the current shortlist.
The Grand National remains the most famous race on the National Hunt calendar, with fans from all over the world tuning in to watch the spectacular race which involves two stamina-sapping circuits of the Aintree course and some famous obstacles.
The bookmakers always report a brisk trade when it comes to the Grand National 2019 and this year could break records, with the teatime slot now guaranteeing a bigger audience and more opportunity for punters to load up on various bets.
Many people in the United Kingdom have grown up with the Grand National and this is the sort of race where people enjoy placing Grand National free bets on the various runners and riders. Having a free bet on the big race offers the chance to enjoy a big return without staking any of your own money.
Tiger Roll was a well-backed winner of the Grand National at a starting price of 10/1 last year, although there have been bigger-priced winners in the past including One For Arthur at 14/1 in 2017.
Going further back, Rule The World obliged at 33/1 in 2016 and we also saw Many Clouds and Pineau De Re oblige in 2014 and 2015 respectively at odds of 2014 and 2015.
When it comes to Grand National odds, be sure to consider an each-way bet on the race and it often pays to choose several runners considering that some bookmakers will offer six places when it comes to each-way bets.