Scottish Grand National Form Guide
The Scottish Grand National is fast approaching and the Ayr marathon could attract a stellar cast as they look to etch their names next to some of the finest staying equine talents in the history of national hunt racing and for punters as well the 2019 Scottish National Betting will be a popular.
2019 Scottish National Form
Beware The Bear
Form This Season: 411
Last seen winning the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, Nicky Henderson's charge will aim to defy top weight to land this prize, but he heads to Ayr in the form of his life and has to be one of the leading contenders for victory.
Form This Season: 1P2F
Well fancied for last weekend's Grand National at Aintree, but fell at the first fence. However, had shown when second to Beware The Bear in the Ultima Handicap Chase that if he can iron out his jumping issues then must be a lively player on Saturday afternoon. Third in last year's Scottish National.
Form This Season: 4362
Has run some fine races this season without getting his head in front, but his fine third in the Ladbrokes Trophy and his second-placed finished in the Grimthorpe Chase last time out show that he has to be given major consideration here in what is a wide open renewal.
Form This Season: F64
Fourth in the Ultima last month at Cheltenham, Big River is still lightly raced over fences, but with two wins in seven races over the larger obstacles then there's still potential improvement to come for this Lucinda Russell-trained nine-year-old, who will relish this test of stamina north of the border.
Form This Season: 0053
Beat Dingo Dollar in a decent novice event at this meeting 12 months ago, so will enjoy a return to the track. Has failed to sparkle over fences this season, but could be a lively challenger if replicating last year's run at this two-day Scottish National festival.
Form This Season: 21P
A fine winner of the Classic Chase at Warwick two starts ago, but failed to land a blow when pulled up in the National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival last month. Will enjoy the quicker ground at Ayr, and has a chance if replicating his best form.
Form This Season: 3P14P1
Has recorded two wins at Newbury this season and has to be considered a leading challenger, if he can produce his best, but has gone up 6lb for his win in a veterans event at the beginning of March, so will need to continue on an upward curve.
- Six horses aged 10 or above have won the race since 2000
- 13 winners since 2000 have carried less than 11st to victory
- Ten out of the last 11 winners had previously won over 3m
- Only two favourites have won in the last 13 years.
|Vintage Clouds Danny Cook / Mrs S J Smith||9||9||9||9||8||9||9||9||8|
|Dingo Dollar Wayne Hutchinson / A King||10||10||10||10||10||10||9||10||10|
|Big River D R Fox / Miss Lucinda V Russell||9||10||10||10||10||10||9||10||10|
|Beware The Bear J McGrath / N J Henderson||11||10||11||10||11||10||9||10||10|
|Crosshue Boy S W Flanagan / Sean Doyle||11||11||11||11||11||11||10||11||10|
|Cloth Cap R P McLernon / Jonjo O'Neill||11||14||14||12||12||12||12||12||12|
|Geronimo Miss R McDonald / A M Thomson||14||14||16||14||12||14||14||14||14|
|Crosspark Harry Skelton / Mrs Caroline Bailey||14||14||14||14||14||14||12||14||14|
|Doing Fine Sean Bowen / N P Mulholland||16||16||16||16||16||16||16||16||14|
|Impulsive Star Mr S Waley-Cohen / N P Mulholland||14||18||16||16||18||16||16||16||14|
|Chic Name J J Burke / Richard Hobson||20||18||20||20||20||18||16||20||18|
|Chidswell Craig Nichol / N G Richards||22||20||16||20||22||20||16||20||20|
|Caroles Destrier R T Dunne / N P Mulholland||22||20||20||20||22||20||16||20||20|
|Cogry Sam Twiston-Davies / N A Twiston-Davies||22||25||25||22||25||22||20||22||22|
|Takingrisks Sean Quinlan / N G Richards||22||28||20||22||20||25||25||22||20|
|Skipthecuddles Kielan Woods / G McPherson||18||25||33||25||33||25||25||25||25|
|Brian Boranha Henry Brooke / P D Niven||33||25||25||25||33||25||20||25||25|
|Acdc P J Brennan / C Grant||25||33||33||22||28||25||28||22||25|
|Blue Flight Callum Bewley / N A Twiston-Davies||28||25||33||28||33||25||25||28||28|
|Mysteree Brendan Powell / M Scudamore||33||33||25||28||33||28||33||28||22|
|Red Infantry T J O'Brien / Ian Williams||33||33||33||33||33||33||33||33||28|
|Rathlin Rose T Scudamore / D Pipe||40||33||33||33||40||33||33||33||33|
|Kingswell Theatre Benjamin Poste / M Scudamore||40||50||33||40||40||40||40||40||40|
|Arthurs Gift Thomas Bellamy / N A Twiston-Davies||50||33||40||40||50||40||33||40||40|
|Morney Wing Mr Rex Dingle / C J Mann||50||50||50||50||40||50||50||50||50|
|Sizing Codelco Harry Cobden / C L Tizzard||50||50||50||50||50||50||50||50||50|
|Van Gogh Du Granit David Noonan / D Pipe||66||40||50||50||66||50||40||50||50|
|Beau Du Brizais James Best / P J Hobbs||66||66||66||66||66||66||50||66||66|
|Each Way Terms||