To Ayr for one of the remaining big prizes of the Great British National Hunt season as 23 runners and riders slog it out over four miles in the Scottish Grand National. It was due to be run on Saturday but was pushed back 24 hours as a mark of respect for Prince Philip’s funeral.
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You’ll find all 23 confirmed runners and riders for the Scottish Grand National there, as well as details of the weights and latest odds.
If you want, you can scoot on over there now to learn everything you need to know about the big race – but here is a quick round up of the runners and riders.
The top weight Lake View Lad has a chance to right the wrongs of last weekend’s first-fence fall in the Grand National at Aintree. Aye Right, a two-time track winner, is the favourite with Paddy Power after placing third in last month’s Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. The eight-year-old concedes 4lb to the winner of that race, Vintage Clouds, who is prominent in the betting.
The lowest-rated horse in the handicap field is Dino Boy, who will carry 10st and is running in graded company for the first time.
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WHO ARE PADDY POWER PUNDITS TIPPING FOR THE SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL 2021?
Matt Chapman: “The one who might have a bit more to offer is NOTACHANCE trained by Alan King and ridden by Tom Cannon. The seven-year-old got stuck in the mud at Haydock last time, but had stayed strong prior to that at Warwick and is still young enough to improve further whereas many of these could well be at the hilt of their handicap mark. A racing weight of 11st 3lb looks good and he has the speed to cope in the early stages, where they are sure to go a good clip. I’ll back him each-way.”
Mick Fitzgerald: “The cheekpieces helped VINTAGE CLOUDS a lot at Cheltenham where he ran out a game winner of the Ultima Chase from Happygolucky who was an impressive winner and Aintree last week with Aye Right back in third. He’s gone up 7lbs for that win but has been competitive off this mark before. He ran in the Scottish National two years ago and finished sixth.
“Alan King’s NOTACHANCE won nicely in the Classic Chase at Warwick and is versatile with regards to the ground conditions. His trainer loves this race and he mentioned it as a possible target when I spoke to him after Warwick. He has to bounce back from a very disappointing run in the Haydock Chase but King’s horses are in good form at the moment and he’s got a live each-way chance.”
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HOW CAN I WATCH THE SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL 2021?
You can catch all the racing from Ayr for FREE on Paddy Power’s website or through the Paddy Power app. You don’t even have to place a bet to watch, just simply log in.
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If the telly box is more your thing, you can watch the Scottish Grand National 2021 on ITV4, with coverage starting at 12.45pm. Paddy has been sponsoring ITV Racing’s excellent live broadcasts since the start of the year.
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