Scottish Grand National Betting Odds Comparison - Ayr

18/04/2021 15:35:00

The Scottish Grand National is the biggest horse race in Scotland, with Ayr Racecourse hosting this prestigious encounter where some of UK and Ireland’s leading steeplechasers compete over a stiff track with plenty of obstacles to overcome along the way.

This is a four-mile National Hunt race which is extremely popular from a horse racing betting point-of-view, with punters enjoying placing their each-way bets on the race which has been in operation since 1867, with Vicente being the 2016 and 2017 winner for trainer Paul Nicholls and the more recent winners have been Joe Farrell and Takingrisks.

Who Are the Betting Favourites for the Scottish Grand National?

Galvin looks as though he’ll be the most popular horse racing bet for the 2021 Scottish Grand National which is scheduled to take place on 17 April 2021, with the seven-year-old having so far enjoyed a flawless campaign over the bigger obstacles and trainer Ian Ferguson will be confident of a big run at Ayr.

The horse won over three miles and five furlongs in the National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase at the Cheltenham Festival, with many punters likely to be comparing the horse racing odds for the Scottish Grand National and punting on a runner who also won a Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham back in October.

However, another horse among the Scottish Grand National betting favourites is Escaria Ten and our betting tip would be to back this horse each-way where you can often get several places when it comes to the leading racing bookies, with the horse rarely finishing outside the frame this season.

Denise Foster saw her charge finish three lengths behind Galvin at the Cheltenham Festival and previously ran well in a Novices’ Chase at Naas, with the horse having to enter the reckoning and he looks a good each-way bet.

What Are the Scottish Grand National Betting Tips?

With so many runners lining up for their shot in this race, it’s worth looking through the Scottish Grand National race card and potentially picking out a handful of horses against the field, with Ask Me Early looking like an interesting runner and trainer Harry Fry will be encouraged by the fact that the seven-year-old won a Novices’ Handicap Chase recently.

Aye Right has to be given respect and she has rewarded those who have placed each-way horse racing bets in the past couple of races, with the horse finishing third in the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival after previously finishing second in the Sky Bet Handicap Chase although much depends on his staying ability over four miles.

Vintage Clouds will look to build on his success in the Ultima Handicap Chase and finished sixth in the 2019 Scottish Grand National after previously falling in the Aintree Grand National, with Takingrisks the winner on that occasion and you can get best odds guaranteed of 16/1 that he retains his crown.