Two-time Grand National winner Tiger Roll could feature in this season’s Galway Plate, with the Irish handicapper holding a “reasonable assessment of him” according to connections.
The popular seven-day Festival gets underway next week and a plethora of top-class National Hunt entries are in line to make an appearance for the week’s feature, including Denise Foster’s Cullentra stable-star.
But the 11-year-old’s band of followers will be far more content with an official rating of 155 should he run next week.
That would be 11lb lower than if he contended in his bid for a hat-trick in jump racing’s most popular race, albeit it’s a “speculative entry”, Eddie O’Leary told the Racing Post.
Fellow yard star Samcro would need to lump 11st 10lbs around the County Galway track should he be declared, holding a mark of 158, 1lb higher than Willie Mullins’s Easy Game who won on two occasions last season.
Joseph O’Brien and JP McManus, who won this race together last campaign, hold the current favourite in the form of The Shunter.
Current entries and odds can be found by heading this way.