Grand National hero Tiger Roll returns to action at Cheltenham on Friday in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase.
Gordon Elliott’s charge has packed a lot into his eight years to date, as he has also won at the Festival three times – in three different races.
That shows his versatility, but he had looked in the doldrums before springing back to life in March, winning over the cross-country course before going on to write his name into the Aintree history books.
“He is only eight, which is hard to believe. He has been a great servant to the yard and has really taken to the cross-country jumps well. It is something to look forward to again with him,” said Elliott.
“This time last year he wasn’t easy to train. We had a few problems with him and I was scratching my head what route to go with him.
“We are looking forward to starting him off on Friday. I know it is a big ask off top weight. March (back at the Festival) is the race we want to win.”
Elliott also runs the 13-year-old Bless The Wings, who also ran a fine race at Aintree to finish third.
Josies Orders, a three-time winner over the course and distance, represents Enda Bolger, with Peter Fahey’s Bay Of Freedom and the Gearoid O’Loughlin-trained Jarob also making the journey over the Irish sea.
Midnight Shot and Fact Of The Matter complete the seven-runner field.