Talking Horses: handicapper explains 'impossible task' set for Tiger Roll


The dual Grand National winner runs at Cheltenham on Friday, carrying more weight than the horse who beat him in March

The handicapper has defended his assessment of Tiger Roll which has left the great Irish horse facing what connections regard as an impossible task when he returns to Cheltenham on Friday. Having trailed Easysland by 17 lengths at the Festival in March when the pair were carrying the same weight, he must shoulder 4lb more than the French raider when they meet again on the cross-country course.

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