Gordon Elliott’s super stayer made a bit of history on Saturday when he became the first horse since Red Rum to win back-to-back Nationals.
And Tiger Roll’s Rolls Royce performance revved up the stakes for one lucky layer this weekend as they put together a fivefold parlay punt that cruised in at a sleek 3,175/1.
The bet of six selections combined into fivefolds got rolling in the first race on Saturday when Aux Ptits Soins made a big statement by winning at 11/1 before If The Cap Fits seized the crown of the Grade 1 Ryanair Stayers Hurdle as a 7/1 shot.
Those two wins paired together made for a tasty return, but this audacious acca was only getting started as the biggest race on National Hunt calendar came into view.
Kildisart, an 8/1 prospect, ramped up the return by topping the Aintree 4.20 field before the big one.
Tiger Roll, fancied by many punters – if not the pundits – to barrel through the 40-runner field could’ve scuppered the big payout if he’d fallen short as fav in the 172nd running of the great race.
But the 7/2 chance didn’t disappoint the faithful and rolled up another win for this shrewd selector from High Wycombe on their way to a bumper windfall.
And Chief Justice in the last race of the day, another 7/1 bet, brought in a fantastic five winners from the parlay.
If Chosen Mate, a 9/1 fifth-place finisher early in the day, had won it would’ve been an even bigger blowout.
Though, even with the tiny stake, the return brought in a £3,811 return for Grand National day – not sure this bettor was picking his horses with a pin in the paper!