The Grand National

The stunning spectacle that is the Grand National is now upon us again with anticipation continuing to build ahead of the big event. With 1 million in prize money, it is the most valuable jump race in Europe and is now being targeted by connections of the top staying chasers. This is mostly down to the change in how the weights are made for the race meaning it is more of a level playing field. Meaning the National is a far more attractive proposition than it was in the past with the classier horses having a more realistic chance of victory. The infographic below will cover all of this and some of the key contenders for the 2018 contest.

Looking ahead to the upcoming race, one horse who has continued to gather interest from punters is the Gordon Elliott trained Tiger Roll. The 8 year old has always been a classy individual and looks to have a lot of the right attributes to run a big race.

The latest Grand National 2018 betting has him in at a best priced 12/1. He is a seasoned performer who has ran over many different distances but looks to be all about a stamina test.

Tiger Roll is now a three time Cheltenham festival winner following his eye catching performance in the Cross Country Chase where he travelled ominously well throughout on unsuitable ground. He then stayed on well at the finish stamping himself as a clear Grand National contender. His first Cheltenham festival victory was back in 2014 when he landed the Triumph hurdle with ease, staying on strongly over a trip of just over 2 miles.

This was one of the first key signs that the future of the horse lay over a longer trip. He then followed up at the 2017 festival in the National hunt Chase where he stayed on powerfully up the run in to land odds of 16/1. This was another indicator that an extreme test suits the horse well. In the process he also beat Missed Approach who is a classy horse himself who went on to land the Kim Muir at the recent 2018 festival. Tiger Roll is certainly one to get excited about and could be the horse to land another Grand National for the dominating Irish.

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