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Classy Burrows Saint can halt Tiger Roll's bid for record third successive triumph in the Grand National Tiger Roll will run off the highest mark since 1998 runner-up Suny Bay  Connections of Tiger Roll have cast doubt over bid for third successive victory  Last year's Irish National winner Burrows Saint is strong ante-post proposition

By Sam Turner For The Daily Mail

Published: 20:50 GMT, 12 February 2020 | Updated: 23:19 GMT, 12 February 2020

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The last time I checked, the Grand National was run over just in excess of four and a quarter miles, required participants to jump 30 fences, navigate their way around a fervent acre or three of Merseyside real estate and cope with loose horses and chaos at every turn.

There are any number of variables which determine the winner of the world's greatest horse race, yet connections of Tiger Roll appear fixated that their champion has been handed a pound or two more than is reasonable.

I'm no expert on the handicapping system but I would suggest a rating of 170 is entirely reasonable for a horse that barely came off

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