Tiger Roll emulates Red Rum with Grand National victory
Tiger Roll emulated the legendary Red Rum by winning the Grand National at Aintree for the second year in a row on Saturday.
Jockey Davy Russell rode the nine-year-old to victory once again as the horse trained by Gordon Elliott became the first to achieve the feat since Red Rum in 1974.
Tiger Roll moved clear at the front ahead of the final fence to entrench his status as an Aintree legend, with Magic of Light holding off Rathvinden despite a stumble on landing to finish second.
"I can't believe it," said Russell. "At my age now to win two Grand Nationals – wow. My dad came over this year to watch.
"Gordon has been so good to me over my career. What can I say."
TIGER ROLL wins the 2019 @RandoxHealth Grand National for @gelliott_racing and @_Davy_Russel_, becoming the first horse since the mighty RED RUM to secure back to back victories!— Aintree Racecourse (@AintreeRaces) April 6, 2019