Champion horse Tiger Roll will NOT strive for a 3rd Grand Nationwide victory right now following the information he has been withdrawn from the race at Aintree.
The Gordon Elliott-trained Tiger Roll received successive races in 2018 and 2019 with Davy Russell on board.
Race followers had hoped to see a 3rd try and match the unprecedented hat-trick that Purple Rum achieved within the 1970s however this received’t occur.
The 11-year-old has been taking out of the Nationwide attributable to an ‘unfair weight burden’.
Tiger Roll carried 10st 13lb when he received in 2018 and 11st 5lb for his 2019 victory.
Final month, BHA handicappers raised Tiger Roll by 7lb to a weight of 11st 9lb and so the choice has been made to withdraw him.
Proprietor Michael O’Leary and his brother Eddie mentioned in an announcement: “We made clear that if Tiger Roll was rated within the 150s which is what his kind and age now warrants, he can be allowed to run on this yr’s Nationwide and go for a historic three in a row.
“Nonetheless, the handicapper has determined to fee him on his status relatively than his kind – which we totally settle for is his prerogative – however now we have an obligation of care to Tiger, and so we is not going to ask him to hold an unfair weight burden particularly as he will get older and his kind declines.
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“We subsequently remorse to announce that Tiger Roll will likely be faraway from the Grand Nationwide.
“We’ll contemplate his future wellbeing, which can contain retirement if his handicap mark just isn’t adjusted to extra pretty replicate his age and kind over the previous two seasons.
“All of us sit up for this yr’s Grand Nationwide, which we hope can now proceed with none additional hypothesis over Tiger Roll’s participation.
“We totally respect the handicapper’s proper to find out the Grand Nationwide weights as he so chooses, however we respectfully consider that he’s mistaken in allocating an unfair and unwarranted weight to Tiger Roll.
“In these circumstances, as we beforehand suggested, Tiger Roll is not going to run.”
Final yr’s Grand Nationwide didn’t happen as a result of coronavirus pandemic however the 2021 version is developing on Saturday, April 10.
Tiger Roll will nonetheless characteristic at Aintree when it begins within the Betway Bowl in opposition to Clan Des Obeaux and Native River.
It’s the characteristic race on day one, which culminates with Saturday’s Nationwide.
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