Sporting history is in the hands of the handicapper who could give Tiger Roll a manageable weight for the Grand National next year. Red Rum is the only three-time winner of the race but that was not in successive years. He won the race in 1973 and 1974 and came second in the following two years. Red Rum was beaten by better handicapped horses but came back to Aintree in 1977 to win a third National. TIGER ROLL had a few pounds in hand on Saturday and if the handicapper is reasonable he could win three Nationals in a row and that outcome is 6/1 with Ladbrokes.
It’s a case off after the Lord Mayor’s show with today’s racing. The Grand National is the most famous race in the world and it attracts a huge global television audience and the most betting of the year in the UK. The people’s race was won by the people’s horse and Tiger Rill is now an immortal sporting superstar. The highest level races today are two Grade 2 novice hurdles at Fairyhouse. The richest of those contests is over two miles at 2.55pm. The heart is ruling the head when tipping ROLL AGAIN at 11/1 with Paddy Power but the horse is progressive and can prevail.
Wolves are one of the best teams to be promoted from the Championship and are in contention to finish seventh in the Premier League. That position would get them into the Europa League but winning the FA Cup is an alternative route. However, Manchester City await the winners of today’s semi-final between Wolves and Watford. The former are one position ahead of their opponents and have won one more point and have the better goal difference by 1 goal. WOLVES are 3/4 with Ladbrokes to qualify for the final of the FA Cup.