The Randox Health Grand National
Grade 3 Handicap,
Aintree 17:15
£1,000,000 total prize fund,
7yo plus, 4m 2f 74y, Class 1   
Saturday 6th April 2019

1 Tiger Roll 4/1F
2 Magic Of Light 66/1
3 Rathvinden 8/1
4 Walk In The Mill 25/1
5 Anibale Fly 10/1
6 One For Arthur 25/1
40 ran Distances: 2¾l, 2¼l, 11l
Time: 9m 1.00s (fast by 3.00s)


Trainer Gordon Elliott was overcome with emotion as Tiger Roll, ridden by Davy Russell, returned after winning his second consecutive Randox Health Grand National. 
Tiger Roll, a nine-year-old by Authorized carrying 11st 5lb, became the first horse since Red Rum in 1974 to win two Randox Health Grand Nationals. He was sent off the 4/1 favourite, and beat 66/1 chance Magic Of Light (Jessica Harrington/Paddy Kennedy) by two and three-quarter lengths.
Elliott, for whom it was a third Randox Health Grand National success - he also trained Silver Birch to win the 2007 renewal of the £1-million race, said: "We work very hard for this the whole time. I've got a brilliant team behind me, and all my family at home. Davy Russell's mother died last year, and this was for her, and my uncle Willie Elliott died this year and this was for him."
Asked to sum up his brilliant horse, who now has four Cheltenham Festival wins and two Randox Health Grand National victories to his name, Elliott shook his head and just said: "Tiger."
Tiger Roll is owned by Gigginstown House Stud, the racing and breeding operation of Ryanair supremo Michael O' Leary.
O'Leary said: " It's just unbelievable. I thought that he genuinely had no chance today carrying that weight, but it was a beautiful ride and a phenomenal training performance by Gordon. It's brilliant he keeps bringing this horse back to Cheltenham better than ever and Aintree better than ever. What a ride by Davy - fantastic!

"Tiger Roll has got a stage now where you just want to mind him. You run the risk every time he runs, you think 'Oh my God, please don't let anything happen to him' and it is unbelievable to win two Grand Nationals. It's incredible. It's a great result for the punters; it's fantastic."

Russell said: "What can I say, Tiger Roll is just an unbelievable horse. I was running away for most of the race. It was marvellous - he gave a couple of stumbles and I think the blinkers lit him up."

Randox Health Grand National
Grade 3, £1,000,000 Total Prize Fund.
7yo plus, 4m 2f 74y, Class 1
40 ran

Going: Good to Soft

Pos D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st Tiger Roll (IRE) 4/1f D N Russell
G Elliott 9
2nd Magic Of Light (IRE) 66/1 P D Kennedy
Mrs J Harrington 8
3rd Rathvinden (IRE) 8/1 R Walsh
W P Mullins 11
4th 11 Walk In The Mill (FR) 25/1 James Best
R Walford 9
5th ½ Anibale Fly (FR) 10/1 M P Walsh
A J Martin 9
6th 9 One For Arthur (IRE) 25/1 D R Fox
Miss Lucinda V Russell 10
7th Regal Encore (IRE) 66/1 J J Burke
A J Honeyball 11
8th ½ Singlefarmpayment 50/1 P J Brennan
T R George 9
9th 3 Outlander (IRE) 66/1 James Bowen
Richard Spencer 11
10th 2 Valseur Lido (FR) 66/1 Rachael Blackmore
H De Bromhead 10
11th hd Livelovelaugh (IRE) 25/1 D J Mullins
W P Mullins 9
12th A Toi Phil (FR) 50/1 D F O'Regan
G Elliott 9
13th Bless The Wings (IRE) 50/1 R T Dunne
G Elliott 14
14th Ultragold (FR) 50/1 T J O'Brien
C L Tizzard 11
15th Vieux Lion Rouge (FR) 50/1 T Scudamore
D Pipe 10
16th 11 Captain Redbeard (IRE) 66/1 Sam Coltherd
W Coltherd 10
17th 7 Folsom Blue (IRE) 66/1 L P Dempsey
G Elliott 12
18th 16 Valtor (FR) 66/1 D A Jacob
N J Henderson 10
19th 41 Don Poli (IRE) 66/1 Mr P W Mullins
P A Kirby 10
FELL 1 VINTAGE CLOUDS (IRE) 9 10-04 Trevor Hemmings Sue Smith/Danny Cook
BD 1 UP FOR REVIEW (IRE) 10 10-06 Andrea & Graham Wylie Willie Mullins IRE/Danny Mullins
PU 11 MONBEG NOTORIOUS (IRE) V 8 10-10 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE/Sean Bowen
FELL 19 ROCK THE KASBAH (IRE) P 9 10-13 Diana Whateley Philip Hobbs/Richard Johnson
FELL 19 GENERAL PRINCIPLE (IRE) TS 10 10-04 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE/J J Slevin
FELL 19 JURY DUTY (IRE) TS 8 10-11 Sideways Syndicate Gordon Elliott IRE/Robbie Power
PU 19 BLOW BY BLOW (IRE) BL, TS 8 10-06 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE/Andrew Ring
PU 21 MINELLA ROCCO (IRE) 9 11-01 J P McManus Jonjo O'Neill/Richie McLernon
PU 25 STEP BACK (IRE) P 9 10-07 Cracker and Smodge Partnership Mark Bradstock/Nico de Boinville
FELL 26 BALLYOPTIC (IRE) 9 11-01 Mills & Mason Partnership Nigel Twiston-Davies/Tom Bellamy
UR 27 PLEASANT COMPANY (IRE) 11 11-01 Malcolm Denmark Willie Mullins IRE/Paul Townend
PU 27 LAKE VIEW LAD (IRE) 9 11-01 Trevor Hemmings Nick Alexander/Henry Brooke
PU 28 WARRIORS TALE TS 10 10-13 Trevor Hemmings Paul Nicholls/Harry Cobden
PU 28 NOBLE ENDEAVOR (IRE) P 10 10-10 Chris Jones Gordon Elliott IRE/Mark Enright
PU 28 RAMSES DE TEILLEE (FR) TS 7 10-09 John White & Anne Underhill David Pipe/David Noonan
PU 28 JUST A PAR (IRE) BL 12 10-02 Mark Scott James Moffatt/Aidan Coleman
PU 29 GO CONQUER (IRE) TS 10 11-03 Paul & Clare Rooney Nigel Twiston-Davies/Sam Twiston-Davies
PU 29 MALA BEACH (IRE) 11 11-02 Chris Jones Gordon Elliott IRE/Mr Jamie Codd
PU 29 DOUNIKOS (FR) 8 11-00 Gigginstown House Stud Gordon Elliott IRE/Jack Kennedy
PU 29 TEA FOR TWO 10 10-09 Jane Williams & Len Jakeman Jane Williams/Lizzie Kelly
PU 29 JOE FARRELL (IRE) 10 10-02 Mark Sherwood, Nigel Morris & Rebecca Curtis Rebecca Curtis/Adam Wedge