Tiger Roll could be greatest Grand National gamble since Red Rum
Latest 2019 Grand National odds
On the eve of the most famous race of the year, our traders are braced for the biggest Grand National gamble since the legendary Red Rum was sent off the 7/2 favourite in 1975.
This year’s hot favourite is Tiger Roll, a 10/1 shot when winning the race twelve months ago, but already much shorter odds to become the first back-to-back winner of the famous Aintree contest since Red Rum himself completed the double triumph in 1974.
“The Grand National captures the public’s imagination like no other sporting event, with an estimated third of the adult population enjoying a flutter on the big race, and this year one horse – Tiger Roll – will feature on millions of betting slips on Saturday,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
“Tiger Roll was a popular winner twelve months ago, but that victory will be nothing compared to the reaction if the nine-year-old emulates the mighty Red Rum and becomes the first dual-winner of the race for 44 years.
“One year later, Rummie was sent off the 7/2 favourite when failing to complete a hat-trick of wins, and Tiger Roll is already the same odds, and that’s before millions of bets are placed on the horse on Saturday,” added Stevens.
“There will only ever be one Red Rum, who did complete his hat-trick when winning again in 1977, but Tiger Roll will be the most popular National runner since those days, and it’s even possible that he could become the shortest-priced winning favourite since Poethlyn won at odds of 11/4 100 years ago,” concluded Stevens.
Randox Grand National
7/2 Tiger Roll, 10 Anibale Fly, Rathvinden, 12 Vintage Clouds, 14 Lake View Lad, 20 Joe Farrell, Jury Duty, Mall Dini, One For Arthur, Pleasant Company, Rock The Kasbah, 25 General Principle, Minella Rocco, Ramses De Teillee, Step Back, Up For Review, Walk In The Mill, 33 Ballyoptic, Captain Redbeard, Dounikos, Noble Endeavour, Ultragold, Valtor, Vieux Lion Rouge, 40 Folsom Blue, Go Conquer, Warriors Tale, 50 Don Poli, Livelovelaugh, Mala Beach, Monbeg Notorious, Regal Encore, Singlefarmpayment, 66 A Toi Phil, Bless The Wings, Blow By Blow, Magic Of Light, Outlander, Tea For Two, Valseur Lido,
*Reserves 100 Just A Par, 40 The Young Master, 50 Isleofhopendreams, 100 Exitas
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing