Tiger Roll was an unimaginable winner on the Cheltenham Pageant for the fifth time when reclaiming his Glenfarclas Chase crown in scintillating vogue.
Having hitherto disenchanted this season, it appeared the shape that had seen him win back-to-back Grand Nationals was prior to now.
However again at his favorite observe and despatched off the 9-2 second-favourite behind his conqueror from final season, Easysland, he seemed so much youthful than his 11 years skipping around the cross-country course.
The French challenger briefly closed up and seemed threatening, however it quickly turned obvious that Keith Donoghue had solely given Tiger Roll a breather.
He shortly went clear once more and rounding the house flip the race was over, along with his solely hazard in entrance of him – however he skipped the final and powered residence by 18 lengths from Easysland, with Some Neck third.
Now within the care of Denise Foster following long-time coach Gordon Elliott’s well-chronicled ban, Tiger Roll normally runs on this race previous to heading to Aintree for the Nationwide, however the determination was taken a number of weeks in the past to take him out of the race as connections believed his handicap mark was unfair.