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Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Cross to Park Himself in the Winners Enclosure at Ayr

Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3): Cross to Park Himself in the Winners Enclosure at Ayr

3.35 Ayr In recent years this has been a race for the outsider, so we make no apologies for leaving out some big names from our top six including Big River and Vintage Clouds having looked at all the known evidence. Form, weight, ratings and so many more things have been taken into consideration for this shortlist but despite the effort, the Scottish Grand National remains what it should be and that is frightfully competitive and tough to call. Whatever…

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Ayr Gold Cup: Tommy Taylor To Score In Ayr Gold Cup

Ayr Gold Cup: Tommy Taylor To Score In Ayr Gold Cup

RacecardThere is a prize of over £124,000 on offer to the winner of this race, not only Ayr’s biggest race of the Flat season but that of the whole of Scotland too. The soft underfoot conditions this year add a different dimension to the race, some horses being backed purely on their ability to handle cut in the ground during the week while a lot has been made of the draw too. Racecard Contenders This is a biggie, so we…

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Scottish Grand National: Not So Horrid Henri To Land Scottish National Gamble

Scottish Grand National: Not So Horrid Henri To Land Scottish National Gamble

After so very nearly scoring in the Grand National last weekend at 25/1 we go in again against the bookies with the Scottish equivalent at Ayr.  Six contenders are picked out for special attention and three labelled as worth backing. Here are the main protagonists as I see it for what is the fourth biggest betting race of the year in Britain, Ayr’s 4m½f showpiece: Beware The Bear A confirmed stayer who seems to go on more or less any…

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