Scottish Grand National 2018 Live Streaming: Horse Racing Preview & tips – When is it, what are the odds and how can I watch the race live on TV?Saturday April 21, 2018. All you need to know about this Saturday’s Scottish Grand National at Ayr racecourse where Vicente bids for a hat-trick of wins in the marathon contest.
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Just a week on from the conclusion of the Aintree Grand National our attentions are now focused on one of the highlights of the Scottish sporting calendar, the Scottish Grand National at Ayr racecourse.
There are horse racing meetings on Saturday at Newbury, Ayr, Limerick, Thirsk, Nottingham and Wolverhampton but there is little doubt what the big race of the day is!
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There are eight races at Ayr on Saturday. The first is at 1:45 with the final one at 5:50.
The Scottish Grand National is at 4.05 on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
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As always the Scottish Grand National has attracted some of the finest staying chasers in the UK & Ireland. A maximum field of 30 runners will line up on Saturday afternoon at 4.05pm.
Not quite as far as the Aintree version, the race is run over a distance of approximately 4 miles and 110 yards (6,538 metres) and 27 fences and is open to horses aged five years old or over.
Owner Trevor Hemmings has two very good chances of winning the next best thing to Aintree this weekend and the bookmakers agree, with Vicente and Vintage Clouds vying for favouritism in the race.
The leading owner will be hoping for a change of fortune, a week on from the disappointment of both horses missing out on running in the Grand National at Aintree.
Sue Smith’s VINTAGE CLOUDS (nap) was a gallant third in the Ultima Handicap Chase last month at the Cheltenham Festival and he had previously run a huge race when coming fourth in the Welsh Grand National Trial at Chepstow and is nicely weighted in this contest.
Sue Smith almost tasted success in this race when Aurora’s Encore was beaten just a head in 2012.
VICENTE (n.b) is bidding to win the Scottish Grand National for the third year in a row. The nine-year-old heads to Ayr after swerving the Grand National at Aintree last weekend on account of the unsuitable ground.
Vicente put in a disappointing display in his last run, pulling up in the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham but Ayr always appears to spark his form back into life.
The Paul Nicholls-trained horse is bidding to become the first horse since Couvrefeu II in 1913 to win the Scottish Grand National three years in a row.
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Simply put down £1 win or 50 pence each way to watch horse racing today. THIS year’s Scottish Grand National sees Paul Nicholls’ Vicente going for a hat-trick of wins in the race.
The nine-year-old will head back to Ayr racecourse having won the last two renewals of the marathon contest.
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Vicente has failed to complete on his two most recent outings and was pulled up when last seen at the Cheltenham Festival
Paul Nicholls believes Vicente has a “massive chance” of becoming the first horse in over a century to win three consecutive renewals of the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr on Saturday.
Couvrefeu II is the only horse to have achieved the feat between 1911-13. Southern Hero struck gold on three occasions in the 1930s and Queen’s Taste did the same in the 1950s, but neither horse managed to win three on the bounce.
Vicente has failed to complete on his two most recent outings and was pulled up when last seen at the Cheltenham Festival.
However, connections sidestepped the Grand National at Aintree in favour of a potentially historic hat-trick bid at Ayr.
And with the ground turning in his favour, Nicholls is in confident mood.
He’s fine. He went up to Aintree last week as we were thinking of running him but the ground went against him,” said the Ditcheat handler.
When is the race?
The 2018 Coral Grand National Handicap Steeple Chase is taking place on Saturday, April 21. It’s the climax of two days racing at Ayr with Ladies Day being held on Friday, 20.
What time will it start?
Racegoers will be treated to a great day of action and the big event itself will take place at 16:05pm. Fans of the sport have been used to the race being pushed back, but it will start 70 minutes earlier than the Aintree equivalent from last week.
Where can I watch it?
The big meet will be available to watch on ITV, the home of horse racing in the UK on Saturday afternoon. They also have action from Newbury on the day, so fans won’t be short of action to tune into as Ed Chamberlain and Co keep you right. You can also follow it in our LIVE blog on the day.
Who is the favourite?
Two-time winner Vicente is the favourite with the bookies and Paul Nicholls’ brilliant horse is looking for a historic hat-trick. Vicente is available at 9/1 in places and his odds will no doubt fall before race day.
Who else is tipped?
Vintage Clouds, Sue Smith’s pride and joy is back in the mix and has form in both chase and hurdle events. finished third in the Ultima Handicap Chase at Cheltenham and be backed at 12/1.
Fagan, trained by the man of the moment Gordon Elliot hasn’t raced since October last year, but has four wins from 11 runs.
Ballyoptic , Nigel Twiston-Davis horse showed plenty at Cheltenham in the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase and finished fourth. Is available at 14/1.