16:05 Ayr

Saturday 21 April 2018

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Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase (Grade 3)

Class 1  |   3m 7f 176y  |   Good  |   29 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 16:06  |   Winning time: 8m 3.2s

1st
22
33/1
T: Miss R CurtisJ: Adam Wedge
Mid-division, headway 6th, mistake 15th and when close up 23rd, led 3 out, hard pressed towards finish, held on
2nd
nse
4
9/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Thomas Bellamy
Held up, closed gradually from 20th, 3rd 2 out, went 2nd flat, stayed on, challenged towards finish, just denied op 12/1
3rd
4
12
12/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Danny Cook
Prominent, led 19th, hit 23rd, headed 3 out, 3rd and held flat, stayed on same pace
4th
7
21
12/1
T: N P MulhollandJ: N D Fehily
Towards rear, headway before 4 out, went 4th flat, stayed on, nearest finish op 10/1
5th
1 ¾
2
911-7
8/1
T: P F NichollsJ: Sam Twiston-Davies
Mid-division, headway on outside form 19th, 3rd when mistake 4 out, stayed on same pace form 2 out tchd 15/2
6th
nse
7
20/1
T: A KingJ: Wayne Hutchinson
Held up towards rear, jumped right at times, not fluent 14th, headway 23rd, never on terms
7th
3
24
66/1
T: P BowenJ: James Bowen (3)
Mid-division, headway 19th, mistake next, 4th and held when mistake last, weakened flat op 50/1
8th
4 ½
3
28/1
T: C L TizzardJ: Paul O'Brien (5)
Prominent, mistake 22nd and 22rd, weakened before 3 out op 25/1
9th
10
30
50/1
T: Jamie SnowdenJ: Harry Bannister
Held up, in touch when mistake 20th, weakened before 2 out op 66/1
10th
7
9
25/1
T: R H BucklerJ: Sean Houlihan (5)
Towards rear, some headway after 23rd, well beaten from 4 out
11th
3 ½
27
50/1
T: Sam EnglandJ: Callum Bewley (3)
Prominent, led 6th, headed 8th, lost place 20th
12th
1
11
910-13
14/1
T: P F NichollsJ: H Cobden
Led until before 6th, stayed handy, mistake 23rd, soon weakened op 20/1
13th
20
23
100/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Bridget Andrews (3)
Mistake 20th, always towards rear

Also Ran

PU
1
20/1
T: N J HendersonJ: Nico de Boinville
Chased leaders, led 8th, hit 14th, headed 19th, weakened after 23rd, pulled up before 4 out op 16/1
PU
5
14/1
T: N J HendersonJ: J McGrath
Always in rear, tailed off 20th, pulled up after op 20/1
PU
6
811-4
7/1f
T: G ElliottJ: D N Russell
Mid-division, struggling 22nd, pulled up after op 8/1
PU
8
10/1
T: C L TizzardJ: R M Power
Mid-division, slow 6th, ridden and struggling 9th, pulled up before next op 12/1
PU
10
33/1
T: C L TizzardJ: T Scudamore
Towards rear, mistake 3rd, headway 23rd, weakened and pulled up before 3 out
PU
13
28/1
T: D SkeltonJ: Harry Skelton
Mid-division, towards rear when pulled up before 21st tchd 25/1
PU
14
18/1
T: P BowenJ: S Bowen
Always towards rear, well behind 22nd, pulled up after op 20/1
PU
15
1310-9
40/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Aidan Coleman
In rear, mistake 5th, ridden 18th, well behind 20th, tailed off 22nd, pulled up after
PU
16
16/1
T: N G RichardsJ: R D Day (3)
Prominent, lost a few places 7th, mid-division when pecked 12th, struggling when mistake 22nd, pulled up after
PU
17
910-8
25/1
T: N A Twiston-DaviesJ: Jamie Bargary
Chased leaders, mistake 18th, lost place from next, pulled up before 22nd op 28/1
F
18
25/1
T: David DennisJ: B S Hughes
Chased leaders on outside, fell 2nd op 33/1
PU
20
66/1
T: Mrs S J SmithJ: Henry Brooke
Tracked leaders, mistake 5th, lost place from 10th, tailed off 22nd, pulled up after
PU
25
11/1
T: A MullinsJ: D E Mullins
Mid-division, hampered 2nd, pulled up before 7th op 12/1
UR
26
12/1
PU
28
100/1
T: James MoffattJ: C O'Farrell
Always behind, mistake 14th, pulled up after 18th
PU
31
100/1
T: B EllisonJ: D R Fox
Held up in mid-division, in rear when mistake 13th, tailed off 22nd, pulled up after

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Non-Runners

29
Alvarado127
Weight: 10-1|  Age: 13
T: F O'Brien  J: Non Runner
19
Mysteree63
Weight: 10-7|  Age: 10
T: M Scudamore  J: R T Dunne
Betting

Forecast

Fagan (7/1), Vicente (8/1), Ballyoptic (9/1), Sizing Tennessee (10/1), Glencairn View (11/1), Vintage Clouds (12/1), Doing Fine (12/1), The Young Master (12/1), Silsol (14/1), Beware The Bear (14/1), Looking Well (16/1), Henri Parry Morgan (18/1), Label Des Obeaux (20/1), Alvarado (20/1), Gold Present (20/1), Regal Flow (25/1), Indy Five (25/1), Mysteree (25/1), Cogry (25/1), Sizing Codelco (28/1), Get On The Yager (28/1), Joe Farrell (33/1), West Approach (33/1), Benbens (40/1), Fact Of The Matter (50/1), Alzammaar (50/1), Pearl Swan (66/1), Straidnahanna (66/1), Work Du Breteau (100/1), Racing Europe (100/1), Boa Island (100/1)

Verdict
VICENTE has won the last two renewals of the days feature contest and he can complete a hat-trick by taking this off a mark 4lb higher than when winning here last year. The selection has been below par on ground softer than ideal the last twice but with good ground forecast today he can get the better of Fagan who hails from a leading stable and is likely to appreciate the step up in trip on his first outing since October. Ballyoptic finished a credible fourth in a Grade 1 last time out and he can claim third on handicap debut while Vintage Clouds, seventh in this 12 months ago is another likely to perform well.
  1. Vicente
  2. Fagan
  3. Ballyoptic

Previous Winners

2017
Vicente
Weight: 11-10  |Age: 8
Weight: 11-10  |  
Age: 8  |  
J: Sam Twiston-Davies
  |  
T: P F Nicholls
9/1
Prize Money
1st:
£122,442.00
2nd:
£45,946.00
3rd:
£23,005.00
4th:
£11,460.00
5th:
£5,762.00
6th:
£2,881.00

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