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Tiger Roll storms to fourth Festival success with win in Cross Country Chase

• Last year’s Grand National winner takes race by 22 lengths
• ‘I’ve never seen an easier winner around here,’ says owner

Tiger Roll, last year’s Grand National winner, enjoyed one of the warmest receptions for a Festival winner for many years after running away with the Cross Country Chase here on Wednesday to record his fourth success at the meeting.

The nine-year-old – affectionately described as “a little rat of a thing” after his Aintree win by Michael O’Leary, his owner – took the two-mile 2014 Triumph Hurdle as a four?year?old and has since added to his record the four?mile National Hunt Chase in 2017 and, now, two Cross Country wins.

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