Scottish Grand National Preview
The Scottish Grand National (Ayr 3.50) may not have the world status of its Aintree counterpart but is still a prestigious event and a compelling betting challenge with field of 26 due to line up tomorrow.
They currently go 7/1 the field and with the likes of Bet Victor offering 1/4 odds first 5 places there is plenty of each way value to be had.
Having been lucky enough to back Auroras Encore two weeks ago I may well be kicking myself for deserting him tomorrow. However the combination of a relative quick reappearance and the forecast softer ground has prompted me to look elsewhere for likely winners.
That said Sue Smith may well be celebrating again if Fill The Power confirms the impression that 4 miles plus may be just the race he’s been looking for.
Godsmejudge has been a model of consistency and was a fine 3rd at the Cheltenham Festival and I can see the 7 year old being in the shake up once more.
Big Occasion won the Midlands National in good style and David Pipe and Tom Scudamore have been amongst the winners today. Whilst Bradley has always looked capable of winning a stamina test like this.
However my nap tomorrow is the lightly raced Our Mick who was a good second at Cheltenham and although prone to the odd mistake is likely (although not proven) to thrive over this longer trip. He should be fresh and at 7 could still be improving and after a quiet March Donald McCain’s yard seem to be back to winning ways.
2.5pts E/W Our Mick – best priced 16/1 Bet Victor and Stan James
2pts E/W Godsmejudge – 14/1 – Paddy Power and Stan James
1pt E/W Fill The Power- 33/1 Boylesports and Stan James
Our Mick clears the last