Tiger Roll could attempt Grand National hat-trick bid in 2021

Gordon Elliott hopes dual Grand National hero Tiger Roll will make his hat-trick bid in 2021 after this year's renewal was called off during the coronavirus outbreak.

The ten-year-old finished second at the Cheltenham Festival last week and was on the verge of making history at Aintree.

But Elliott and his team will have to wait another 12 months to see the diminutive chaser try and earn another place in the record books- and join Red Rum as a three-time winner.

"He hasn't got that many miles on the clock, and we will be training him back for the Grand National again," Elliott told BBC Radio Four.

"You're training horses day by day, never mind year by year, so I'll be taking things day by day – and there's a lot of water to go under the bridge by then.

"He's in good form and he was all set for the National, but unfortunately we're only one of 40 horses – and so we've just got to keep going.

"All we can do it dream – so you never know what might happen."

Jockey Club officials announced on Monday evening that Aintree's three-day meeting could not be held behind closed doors and the right decision was to call it off.

Elliott said everyone was 'on the one team' and he fully supported the plans.

Tiger Roll was the general 8-1 favourite in the ante-post books to become the first horse to win three nationals in a row.

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