The rain has washed away the litres of fake tan swilling around at Aintree, and after the excitement of the Grand National, all eyes now turn to the Scottish version of the race. Channel 4 is bringing us the top jumps races from Ayr as well as a hastily rearranged Chelmsford City after Newbury was abandoned.
We hadn’t time to rejig our tipsters’ grid so with last weekend’s sweepstakes’ winnings burning a hole in our pocket we’ve commissioned our crack team of tipsters to unearth some gold on Ayr’s Scottish Grand National card.
At The Races presenter and no stranger to fake tan himself, Matt Chapman, secret horse whisperer Turftalk Tom, the boss Paddy ‘PaddyPowerBetfair’ Power and a secret racing trader on the second floor combine to bring us the most comprehensive encyclopaedia of racing knowledge we could afford on a shoestring budget.
Bristol De Mai is running to keep the whole team afloat early on, but there’s enough conflicting opinion later to ensure that someone ends up fixing a leaky roof while the other could bag the Caravaggio in the attic.