three in a row

Champion Tiger Roll headlines Grand National entries with 45 Irish-trained runners involved

Gordon Elliott is hoping his star can make history in April.

TIGER ROLLโ€™S BID for a third Grand National win in a row is still on track after appearing among the entries to the race today.

The champion headlines the 105 entries for the worldโ€™s richest jump race with 45 Irish-trained runners entered.

sport-review-of-the-year-2019 Davy Russell celebrates after Tiger Roll's victory. Mike Egerton Mike Egerton

The 2020 running takes place at Aintree on Saturday 4 April with Tiger Roll bidding to become the only horse to win it three years on the spin.

Last year the Gordon Elliott-trained prospect became the first horse since Red Rum to win back-to-back Grand Nationals. Jockey Davy Russell has been on board for both triumphs.

Tiger Roll is on course to race before that at Cheltenham where he will also attempt another hat-trick in the Cross-Country Chase on 11 March.

In total Elliott has 18 entries as he chases his fourth success in the race including Cheltenham Gold Cup contender Delta Work. Recent Gold Cup winners Sizing John (2017) and Native River (2018) are in the frame along with two-time Betfair Chaise victor Bristol De Mai.

Other noteworthy entries are 2019 Irish Grand National winner Burrows Saint, last weekโ€™s Thyestes Chase victor Total Recall and the 2017 Grand National winner One For Arthur.

Here are the full list of runners.

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