2024 Scottish Grand National Betting Odds at Ayr racecourse

Saturday, 20 April 2024

As many as thirty runners might go to post in the Coral Scottish Grand National on Saturday 22 April, with this Ayr Racecourse spectacular set to be a severe test of stamina. Over four miles, there are twenty-seven fences to be negotiated and Kitty’s Light has been afforded plenty of respect by the layers who anticipate a big run from a horse that seems favourably handicapped.

However, the Scottish National betting odds indicate that it’s still a wide open betting heat and much depends on how favourably each candidate is weighted, with Sandy Thomson having a couple of interesting runners. The Scottish handler would love to get a winner home in this prestigious race, with Empire of Steel and Flower of Scotland having solid claims.

2023 Scottish Grand National Tips

We’re building up towards the 2023 Scottish Grand National which takes place at 3.35pm on Saturday 22 April, with Kitty’s Light carrying 10-8 and that is regarded as a favourable weight by the bookmakers. The seven-year-old’s win at Newcastle Racecourse in late February was an impressive performance, with the 7/4 favourite obliging over four miles, one and a half furlongs.

Kitty’s Light looks capable of getting the trip and she was able to finish second in last year’s Scottish Grand National, with Jack Tudor giving the runner a tremendous spin and finishing runner-up against Win My Wings. However, there haven’t been a huge number of wins occurring and it could pay to look elsewhere for each-way value.

Your Own Story runs for Lucinda Russell and Derek Fox might be on board the seven-year-old who finished a narrow second at Haydock Racecourse in his previous outing. The horse ran well in the Tim Molony Handicap Chase over three miles, four and a half furlongs, with a win at Wetherby over three miles and seven furlongs suggesting the horse will get the trip here.

Sandy Thomson has a couple of interesting runners, with Empire Steel having won at Kelso Racecourse last time out, winning against three other horses. However, that was only over two miles and seven furlongs, with a question mark over the trip. Flower Of Scotland was third in a recent hurdle race at Kelso and that came after making the frame at Musselburgh.

2022 Scottish Grand National Tips

Corach Rambler produced a stunning performance when winning the Ultima Handicap Chase at the 2022 Cheltenham Festival, with the horse storming up the Prestbury Park hill to score a victory of nearly three lengths on the opening day of the meeting. Trainer Lucinda Russell might not have the horse primed at scoring another notable success at Ayr.

The eight-year-old has won three times already this season, with the horse having won a handicap chase at Cheltenham back in December and the runner has also been successful at Aintree. However, the horse did unseat his rider in the Reynoldstown Novices' Chase and perhaps there are viable alternatives in the market.

Kitty’s Light has been well raced this season and has had six outings already, with the Christian Williams-trained charge having failed to win any race this term although there have been plenty of solid performances. In the Coral Trophy Handicap Chase at Newbury, the runner was sent off at 16/1 and ran into second behind eventual winner Cap Du Nord.

Conversely, Win My Wings has obliged in his previous two races and this is another Christian Williams horse. The horse was pulled up in a mares’ chase at Newbury Racecourse on 15 December, although the runner was then a surprise winner of a handicap chase at Exeter on 11 January and then recently won at Newcastle at a shorter price.

Mister Fogpatches was recently seen participating in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Amateur Jockeys' Handicap Chase and the horse ran into a credible sixth place although there were question marks over the horse jumping out to the right on occasions. The runner hasn’t been seen in the winners’ enclosure for a long time.

Threeunderthrufive will be near the bottom of the weights on the 2022 Scottish Grand National racecard, with the seven-year-old having enjoyed four successive wins before lining up in the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase and he might have found several rivals too classy but this was a Grade 1 race and there could be more to come.

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.