Cheltenham 2022 date up in the air for Tiger Roll

Gordon Elliott will take his time before committing Cheltenham legend Tiger Roll to the Glenfarclas Cross Country race in 2022. The legendary chaser has won the event three times.

Gordon Elliott has no need to rush any decisions on dual Grand National winner Tiger Roll regarding a tilt for a fourth victory in the Glenfarclas Cross Country race at the Cheltenham Festival in 2022.

Having won the varied cross-country test in 2018 and 2019, he came second two years ago, but regained his title in March, beating his 2020 conqueror Easysland by a full 18 lengths.

However, at 12, Tiger Roll is in his twilight years as a chaser and has posted two subsequent lacklustre displays over regulation fences. Last year's Anitree Bowl was disappointing, as was his seasonal bow, when pulled up in the Grade 2 Many Clouds Chase.

"The Cross Country Chase is an option, but he is not getting any younger," said Elliott.

"We'll just see how he is.

"We haven't really discussed retirement yet, but we'll see how he goes over the next month or so."

Elliott is looking for brighter days after recent controversy, however, with plenty of winners over the Christmas period, advertising an uptick in the Cullentra House yard's form.

Galvin's victory in the Grade One Savills Chase at Leopardstown shows the talent still at Elliott's disposal.

Elliott added: "We had a great Christmas and Galvin was very good. I would imagine he will go straight to the Gold Cup now."

Galvin is pushing the head of the betting and can currently be picked up for the Cheltenham Gold Cup 2022 at a tasty 5/1 with Planet Sport Bet.

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