Cheltenham: Tiger Roll wins Cross Country Chase; Altior equals record

The remarkable Tiger Roll won for the fourth time at the Festival when he inflicted a 22-length trouncing on his Glenfarclas Chase rivals.

Gordon Elliott’s Grand National winner was following up his success in this race last year, after previous Festival victories in the Triumph Hurdle and National Hunt Chase.Image result for Cheltenham: Tiger Roll wins Cross Country Chase; Altior equals record

The nine-year-old, delivering a first win at this year’s meeting for his trainer, was sent off 5-4 favourite – and the outcome was rarely in the slightest doubt, despite the marathon trip, as he and Keith Donoghue sauntered clear from Josies Orders in second and 2018 runner-up Urgent De Gregaine.

Donoghue said: “He’s definitely a legend in my eyes. Some horse, some performance. He tanked up the whole way and kept going.

“He he has the heart of a lion.”

Elliott said: “Unbelievable. Tiger is something else and it’s great for Keith.

“He got us out of trouble. We’re having a rough week. He’s class.”

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