Scottish Grand National Betting

Each year in April, top horses, jockeys, and trainers compete in the Scottish Grand National at Ayr Racecourse. The Scottish Grand National Festival is one of the highlights on the Scottish horseracing calendar – and, in fact, on the National Hunt racing calendar for the UK and Ireland. Always included in the field are some of the top performers from the Grand National at Aintree, which is run just two to three weeks earlier.

The Coral Scottish Grand National is a long-distance Grade 3 handicapped steeplechase, run over a distance of 4 miles, 1 furlong, and including a total of 27 fences to be jumped. Horses must be five years or older to complete.

Ayr - Ayr
Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3) (Class 1) - 15:50
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Rival D'estruval 8 8 8 7 7 8
Monsieur Cadou 12 10 10 9 10 12
Auroras Encore 14 12 14 12 12 14
Our Mick 12 12 12 10 12 11
Nuts N Bolts 12 11 14 11 11 12
Godsmejudge 16 14 14 12 16 16
Bradley 16 14 14 14 16 12
Big Occasion 16 14 14 14 14 14
Neptune Equester 16 14 14 16 16 16
Fill The Power 16 14 14 14 16 16
Always Right 16 16 16 16 16 14
Rebeccas Choice 25 20 20 20 25 20
Lively Baron 25 20 18 20 20 20
Problema Tic 28 28 22 20 25 20
Rigadin De Beauchene 28 20 25 20 25 20
Relax 33 33 25 25 33 33
Mister Marker 28 20 28 16 18 16
Tour Des Champs 33 25 33 28 33 25
Knockara Beau 33 28 33 33 33 33
Cool Operator 40 33 33 33 40 33
Captain Americo 50 40 40 50 50 50
Lion Na Bearnai 40 33 40 25 40 33
Garleton 66 50 50 66 50 66
Pentiffic 66 66 66 66 66 50
Rose Of The Moon NR NR NR NR NR NR
Silver By Nature NR NR NR NR NR NR

Among the top jockeys who participate are AP McCoy, Ruby Walsh, Graham Lee, Russ Garrity, Tony Dobbin, and Tom Scudamore. Top trainers you can expect to feature in Scottish Grand National odds include the likes of Paul Nicholls, Ferdy Murphy, Nigel Twiston-Davies, Howard Johnson, and Phillip Hobbs.

A legend in Scottish Grand National Ayr history is Red Rum, who won in 1974 at Aintree and then went on to win the Scottish Grand National a fortnight later. So far, Red Rum is the only horse to have pulled off this double. Visit our Scottish Grand National winners page for details of other winners.

The Coral Scottish Grand National winner Hello Bud took the honours at Ayr racecourse with jockey Paddy Brennan and trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies. The 2008 event saw Iris De Balme from France, ridden by amateur jockey Charlie Huxley and trained by Sean Curran take first place, while Halcon Genelardais, also from France, took 2nd place, and Flintoff came in at 3rd place.