Tiger Roll nonetheless in Irish Grand Nationwide reckoning | Racing Information

Tiger Roll and jockey Keith Donoghue on the way to winning the Glenfarclas Chase (A Cross Country Chase) during day two of the Cheltenham Festival

Tiger Roll heads 60 horses nonetheless in competition for the BoyleSports Irish Grand Nationwide at Fairyhouse.

With connections deciding in opposition to bidding for an historic third victory within the Randox Grand Nationwide at Aintree on Saturday week, Tiger Roll is about to run in both the Irish equal on Monday or Aintree’s Betway Bowl three days later.

Eddie O’Leary, racing supervisor for homeowners Gigginstown Home Stud, mentioned following Wednesday’s forfeit stage for the Irish Grand Nationwide: “No determination has been made on the place Tiger Roll will run but.

“It would both be the Irish Nationwide or the Bowl.”

The vastly widespread 11-year-old proved he’s no again quantity with an excellent show within the Glenfarclas Chase on his newest outing – his third victory within the cross-country occasion, and a outstanding fifth Cheltenham Pageant success total.

If he does line up at Fairyhouse, nonetheless, he must concede lumps of weight all spherical.

Gigginstown have a complete of 14 potential runners, with O’Leary including: “Run Wild Fred and Coko Seashore would look the primary ones.”

Paul Nolan’s secure star Newest Exhibition can be among the many confirmations, however nonetheless has the choice of operating within the Underwriting Alternate Gold Cup at Fairyhouse 24 hours earlier.

Champion coach Willie Mullins, who lastly broke his Irish Grand Nationwide duck with Burrows Saint when the race was final run in 2019, has six remaining contenders – together with new recruit Agusta Gold.

Different main hopes embody Joseph O’Brien’s Sempo, Peter Fahey’s The Massive Canine and Escaria Ten – who’s educated by Denise Foster as are Tiger Roll, Run Wild Fred and Coko Seashore.

The 400,000 euro contest is supported by three Grade Two occasions on a high quality card.

Noel Meade’s Jeff Kidder, winner of the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham, is considered one of 10 contenders for the Rathbarry And Glenview Studs Juvenile Hurdle – with the unbeaten Teahupoo amongst his potential rivals.

The Underwriting Alternate Hurdle seems an intriguing affair – with Abacadabras, Beacon Edge and Petit Mouchoir amongst these in competition.

The third and closing Grade Two of the afternoon is the Devenish Chase, for which O’Brien’s Fakir D’oudairies units the usual.

The JP McManus-owned six-year-old has completed second in three of his 4 begins this season – most just lately chasing house the vastly spectacular Allaho in Cheltenham’s Ryanair Chase.

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