The Gigginstown racing director says that the Gordon Elliott-trained horse wants a score of 165 or reduced. Live stream Grand National.
Tiger Roll and Keith Donoghue rushing in Navan before this year.Tiger Roll and Keith Donoghue rushing in Navan before this season.
TIGER ROLL WILL intention to emulate the legendary Red Rum by bidding for a third Grand National only when the handicapper allots him a score of 165 or reduced, based on Gigginstown racing director Eddie O’Leary. Grand National coverage.
Outlining plans for its double Grand National hero, O’Leary said:”He will not run in the Cheltenham November meeting this season since it is a handicap. Live stream Grand National.
“He will have a run over hurdles before Christmas, then on the Boyne Hurdle before conducting at the cross-country chase at Cheltenham.
“Should they compress the weights to the Grand National, we will operate — but only as long as they float the weights. Live stream Grand National. We are rated 171 — when he is off 165 he will conduct but when he is off 166 he will not be operating.”
O’Leary confessed he was caught off guard by the outpouring of affection led towards Tiger Roll — that won last year’s race off a marker of 159 — but insists Gordon Elliott and Keith Donoghue deserve all of the credit for these heroics. Grand National coverage.
It is a nod to his coach and all of the lads up in Cullentra.
He had given up the ghost and ceased racing but Gordon and Keith got him he’s a celebrity now. It is outstanding. We [Eddie and Michael O’Leary] are coming around to the notion he’s a celebrity.”
The jockey — victorious at the 2013 Grand National on 66-1 outsider Auroras Encore — has been unplaced in both comeback mounts in Ayr.
Exclusive – Grand National winner Ryan Mania comes from retirement with a renewed desire to compete
Fair Minx was seven 10 runners in a maiden hurdle at the track until stablemate Largy Perk was 14th from 16 at a competitive beginner barrier.
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Although both horses, trained by Sandy Thomson, were unfancied, the 30-year-old jockey was only happy and relieved to be back in the saddle following his sudden retirement’ at November 2014 due to disillusionment with the daily struggle to create the weight.
In a private interview with The Yorkshire Post on Friday night, Grand National coverage, Mania, that had been formerly correlated with Yorkshire racing legends and Harvey Smith, confessed he had”disappointed” lots of individuals and that he’d be working hard to recover the trust of trainers and owners.
Nevertheless, he considers that his weight hasn’t been under greater control, as a result of a greater grasp and comprehension of nourishment, Live stream Grand National, and his instant goal is riding the eight winners who may take his career tally to some belated 200.