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Tiger Roll attempts to win a third consecutive Grand National

• Connections confirm he will take his chance at Aintree
• Entry pivots on getting through his next two races

Three days after being described as “50-50” to run at Aintree, the odds that Tiger Roll will attempt to win an historic third consecutive Grand National on 4 April shortened considerably on Friday when his connections confirmed he will take his chance assuming he comes through his next two races fit and well.

Tiger Roll’s handicap mark relative to horses such as Native River, the 2018 Gold Cup winner, was the cause of much irritation for Eddie O’Leary, the racing manager for his brother Michael, when the weights for this year’s race were unveiled on Tuesday. The lure of the world’s most famous and storied chase, however, has proved irresistible.

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