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The two main spring racing festivals may be over, but there are still plenty of competitive jumps racing ahead, which will ultimately decide a lot from now until the end of the season.

We still have a race for the trainers’ championship, which looks like a three-way battle between Dan Skelton, Willie Mullins, and Paul Nicholls. All three have strong chances this weekend to push for the title, and it'll be interesting to see how each of their runners gets on.

I've gone ahead and created a step-by-step guide to the Scottish Grand National, similar to that of the English Grand National article I did, which saw us land the winner and runner-up, which was a great result.

When is the Scottish Grand National?

The Scottish Grand National will commence at Ayr on 2o April at 15:35.

Where can I watch the Scottish Grand National?

The Scottish Grand National will be shown LIVE on STV in Scotland and ITV1 in England and Wales.

Coverage for the meeting at Ayr will begin at 13:00 with the Scottish Grand National itself starting at 15:35 local time.

Scottish Grand National runners and riders list

  1. Stay Away Fay Jockey: Harry Cobden
  2. Mr Incredible Jockey: Patrick Mullins
  3. Elvis Mail Jockey: Bruce Lynn (3lb claimer)
  4. Beauport Jockey: Jordon Nailor
  5. Ontheropes Jockey: Brian Hayes
  6. Spanish Harlem Jockey: Paul Townend
  7. Gold Cup Bailly Jockey: JJ Slevin
  8. Iron Bridge Jockey: Jonjo O'Neill Jr
  9. Whistleinthedark Jockey: Danny McMenamin
  10. Ballygrifincottage Jockey: Harry Skelton
  11. Macdermott Jockey: Danny Mullins
  12. Tommie Beau Jockey: Micheal Nolan
  13. Broken Halo Jockey: Bryony Frost
  14. Mr Vango Jockey: Ben Jones
  15. Autonomous Cloud Jockey: Jonathan Burke
  16. Anglers Crag Jockey: Henry Brooke
  17. Inis Oirr Jockey: Derek Fox
  18. My Silver Lining Jockey: James Best
  19. Git Maker Jockey: Gavin Sheehan
  20. Surrey Quest Jockey: Kevin Brogan
  21. Klarc Kent  Jockey: Sean O'Keeffe
  22. Whacker Clan Jockey: Rachael Blackmore
  23. Egbert Jockey: Brendan Powell
  24. Punitive Jockey: William Maggs
  25. Secret Reprieve Jockey: James Turner
  26. We'llhavewan Jockey: Kieran Callaghan

Which horse is the favourite for the Scottish Grand National?

At the time of writing, the current favourite in the market to win the Scottish Grand National is Git Maker, who heads the market at 7/1. The current market leader has a decent strike rate under rules and has won 6 of his 11 last starts.

He brings in one of the strongest pieces of form with his eight lengths second to inothewayurthinkin in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham. The pair also broke 18 lengths on the day of the eventual third-placed Whacker Clan. His form was recently boosted last week when inothewayurthinkin went on to land a Grade 1 novice at Aintree.

Scottish Grand National past winners

  • 2023 – Kitty’s Light 4/1JF, Jockey: Jack Tudor, Trainer: Christian Williams
  • 2022 – Win My Wings 13/2CF, Jockey: Mr R James, Trainer: Christian Williams
  • 2021 – Mighty Thunder 8/1, Jockey: Tom Scudamore, Trainer: Lucinda Russell
  • 2020 – Race was cancelled
  • 2019 – Takingrisks 25/1, Jockey: Sean Quinlan, Trainer: Nicky Richards
  • 2018 – Joe Farrell (IRE) 33/1, Jockey: Adam Wedge, Trainer: Rebecca Curtis

I will be approaching this race similar to what I did with the English Grand National. I will have my two main selections along with my two each-way selections, which you can find at the bottom of the article.

Related Topics: Racing Tips Ayr
Horse Racing Tips
Git Maker
Ayr - 3:35 pm

7/1 @ Bet365

Mr Vango
Ayr - 3:35 pm

14/1 @ Bet365

Ayr - 3:35 pm

16/1 EW @ Bet365

Tommie Beau
Ayr - 3:35 pm

33/1 EW @ Bet365


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