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MetiNews.Com - All you need to know about the best day's jump racing in the Scottish calendar
Breaking News ! The Scottish Grand National takes place later this month and despite the festival taking place behind closed doors, it still promises to be one of the biggest and best days in the jumps season. The Coral Scottish Grand National was last run in 2019, owing to last year’s race being called-off due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, the winner on that occasion was Nicky Richards’ trained Takingrisks, who will go for glory once again this year having recently won a Listed Chase at Doncaster. So, when does the action start, who should your money be on and where can you watch it? Here's a list of everything you need to know... When is the race? The two-day event kicks-off on Friday, April 16, at Ayr Racecourse but the main event, the Scottish Grand National takes place on Saturday April 17, with the prize fund for Scotland’s premier jumps race a whopping £150,000. That makes it the joint-second richest handicap chase in Britain behind the Grand National. What time will it start? The Scottish Grand National itself is scheduled to start at 3.
. The Class 1, Grade 3 chase run over four miles with a field of up to 30 runners and is one of punters' most bet on races with it boasting the fourth-biggest betting turnover in the UK. Most of the top stables in the UK will be represented in the race which was famously won by Red Rum in 1974, who became the only horse ever to have won the Grand National and the Scottish Grand National in the same year. Other famous winners include Grey Abbey in 2004, Merigo in 2010 and 2012 and Vicente in 2016 and 2017. Where can I watch it?
Sam Twiston-Davies leads Vicente to his second successive Scottish Grand National win
(Image: Grossick Racing Photography 07710461723)
For the third year in a row, the television coverage will be from ITV. Who is the favourite?
As you might well expect, Cheltenham Festival winner Galvin is the favourite to claim first prize at this year's National, according to Oddschecker, with the seven-year-old best-priced at 5/1. Who else is tipped? The 2019 winner Takingrisks is priced at 16/1, and could be worth a punt, with the Harriet Graham-trained Aye Right also worth considering at 14/1. If you fancy a long-shot, the likes of Captain Drake is available at 25/1, whilst Outlander is available at odds as big a 100/1 to take home first-place.
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