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The entries for the Coral Scottish Grand National to be held at Ayr Racecourse on Saturday April 17 include two horses that won at Cheltenham last week – the Sue Smith trained Vintage Clouds winner of the Ultima Chase and National Hunt Chase winner Galvin, trained in Ireland by Ian Ferguson.
Last year’s winner Takingrisks from the Nicky Richards yard is also among the 64 entries as is Denise Foster’s Escaria Ten who finished third behind Galvin and Aye Right, trained in the Borders by Harriet Graham, who was third in the Ultima Chase.
Another Scottish trained horse likely to line up in the £150,000 race is Dingo Dollar who won at Newcastle earlier this month on his first start for Sandy Thomson having been formerly trained by Alan King.
Paul Nicholls, who has saddled three winners of the race, holds four entries with Yala Enki, Truckers Lodge, Highland Hunter and Soldier Of Love while the aforementioned Alan King who saddled Godsmejudge to win in 2013 has entered Talkischeap, Canelo and Notachance.
The two highest rated entries are Bristol de Mai, trained by Nigel Twiston-Davies and Cloth Cap from the Jonjo O’Neill yard who is currently favourite for the Randox Heath Grand National at Aintree.
Sponsors Coral have installed the Irish trained pair Galvin and Escaria Ten as 8-1 joint favourites while they offer Vintage Clouds at 14-1.
Latest odds from Coral :
8 Galvin, Escaria Ten, 12 Ask Me Early, Dingo Dollar, Aye Right, 14 Soldier Of Love, Vintage Clouds, Cap Du Nord, 16 Eurobot, Notachance, Takingrisks, Cloth Cap, 20 Mister Fogpatches, Enqarde, Canelo, Lake View Lad, Yala Enki, Fagan, The Ferry Master, 25 Destinee Royale, Some Chaos, Cloudy Glen, The Mighty Don, Truckers Lodge, Highland Hunter, Mighty Thunder, OK Corral, Beware The Bear, Bristol De Mai, Talkischeap, Captain Drake, Claud And Goldie, Coup De Pinceau, Smooth Stepper, Red Infantry, Bobo Mac.
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