Ayr

  • 15:50 Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase 4m 110y

  • Winner £113,900 2nd £42,740 3rd £21,400 4th £10,660
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 36.22s
  • Off time: 15:52:45
15:50 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Al Co (FR) 40/1
2nd Godsmejudge (IRE) 16/1
3rd Trustan Times (IRE) 10/1
4th Merry King (IRE) 16/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-1532U Black and Beige (halved), chevrons on sleeves, Beige cap Tidal Bay (IRE) 7
13 11-12 P F Nicholls Sam Twiston-Davies 166 11/112.00
2 03-3125 White, dark blue cross belts, red and white check sleeves, red cap Sam Winner (FR) 31
7 10-7 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 147 12/113.00
3 11-1113 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), chevrons on sleeves Mendip Express (IRE) 63
Beaten Favourite
8 10-7 t H Fry N D Fehily 147 9/110.00
4 212PP-1 Emerald Green and Maroon (halved), sleeves reversed, Emerald Green and Maroon quartered cap Rigadin De Beauchene (FR) 56
9 10-7 Miss V Williams R T Dunne (3) 147 28/129.00
5 1-1PRPR Yellow, dark green and royal blue halved sleeves, pink cap Battle Group 7
9 10-7 hb J Farrelly Brendan Powell 147 33/134.00
7 131-5PP Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Godsmejudge (IRE) 42
Course and Distance Winner
8 10-5 A King Aidan Coleman 145 16/117.00
8 1112U4 Royal Blue, White cross belts, Royal Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves Green Flag (IRE) 32
Course Winner
7 10-2 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 142 9/110.00
9 5U-4063 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Roberto Goldback (IRE) 30
12 10-2 N J Henderson D Bass 142 25/126.00
10 1-01024 Yellow, Red spots Midnight Appeal 49
9 10-1 b A King R Thornton (ex2) 141 25/126.00
11 63-P681 LIGHT GREEN, pink star, light green cap Yes Tom (IRE) 26
Course Winner
9 10-0 S R B Crawford P Carberry 140 12/113.00
12 14-53U3 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap McMurrough (IRE) 52
10 10-0 b J M Jefferson B Hughes 139 50/151.00
13 651-F23 DARK BLUE, large PINK spots, PINK cap Lackamon 21
Beaten Favourite
9 10-0 Mrs S J Smith Jonathan England (3) 139 33/134.00
14 0-2553P Light Green and Dark Green diamonds Merry King (IRE) 56
Beaten Favourite
7 10-0 Jonjo O'Neill Maurice Linehan (5) 138 16/117.00
15 4P1R12 Royal blue, large white spots and armlets Alpha Victor (IRE) 28
9 10-0 W Kinsey D C Costello 138 20/121.00
16 351020 Emerald Green, Yellow hoop, White sleeves, Black cap Al Co (FR) 104
9 10-0 P Bowen J E Moore 138 40/141.00
17 225100 Yellow, light blue braces and armlets Pure Faith (IRE) 168
10 10-0 t P Bowen Joshua Moore 137 80/181.00
18 13-0113 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Edmund Kean (IRE) 49
Beaten Favourite
7 10-0 D Pipe T Scudamore 137 25/126.00
19 16P-1P4 White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Nuts N Bolts 56
Course Winner
8 10-0 t Miss Lucinda V Russell Lucy Alexander 136 20/121.00
20 2P-1361 Maroon, light blue chevron and sleeves, light blue and maroon quartered cap Lie Forrit (IRE) 21
Course Winner
10 10-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (5) 135 14/115.00
21 512/P31 Red, Royal Blue stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap Roalco De Farges (FR) 21
9 10-0 P J Hobbs R Johnson 135 9/110.00
22 55-4417 Black, yellow disc, halved sleeves, black and yellow quartered cap Fill The Power (IRE) 28
8 10-0 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania (ex3) 135 40/141.00
23 3-2PP12 Orange, Royal Blue hoops and armlets Mister Marker (IRE) 36
Course Winner
10 10-0 N G Richards B Harding 135 25/126.00
24 2-48334 Red and Black (quartered), Red sleeves, Black spots Trustan Times (IRE) 30
8 10-0 T D Easterby K Renwick 134 10/111.00
25 F-P3414 RED, DARK BLUE seams, WHITE sleeves, DARK BLUE seams, DARK BLUE cap, WHITE star Summery Justice (IRE) 28
10 10-0 p1 Miss V Williams L Treadwell 134 50/151.00
26 341201 Pink and orange stripes, light green cap Baile Anrai (IRE) 29
10 10-0 b D Skelton Harry Skelton 132 40/141.00
27 74F627 Emerald Green, Red sash, White sleeves and cap Sole Witness (IRE) 42
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
10 10-0 C A McBratney B R Dalton (3) 131 100/1101.00
28 122P34 Red, Light Blue stars, Yellow cap, Light Blue stars Adrenalin Flight (IRE) 32
8 10-0 J W Mullins R Mahon 130 25/126.00
29 F024P9 Yellow, maroon sleeves, white armlets, maroon and yellow quartered cap Sir Du Bearn (FR) 7
8 10-0 p1 P Bowen Donal Devereux 129 100/1101.00
30 11294P MAROON, YELLOW sleeves, WHITE armlets, MAROON and YELLOW quartered cap Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 97
7 10-0 p P Bowen Conor Shoemark (5) 129 100/1101.00
Non runners
635-2U10Hadrian's Approach (IRE)710-6N J HendersonB J Geraghty146

Verdict

Tidal Bay's inclusion in this has made the task of the majority of this field that much harder as only 10 of the top weight's rivals will be racing off their allotted mark, though plenty of winners have come from out of the handicap in the past. Paul Nicholls' veteran stayer was hampered and unseated his rider at the Canal Turn in last week's Grand National but at least had a spin, which is more than you can say about the recalcitrant Battle Group. RSA Chase fifth Sam Winner also represents Ditcheat while fellow novice Green Flag ran well for fourth in a Grade 3 handicap at The Festival. TRUSTAN TIMES is still unexposed over fences and ran a cracker in the Pertemps Final over hurdles at Cheltenham when just a neck behind Grand National hero Pineau de Re, to whom he was conceding 4lb. As long as his inexperience doesn't let him down, Tim Easterby's charge is a very interesting contender in this as he's potentially well treated on his form over the smaller obstacles. Lackamon can reverse recent form over hurdles at Kelso with Lie Forrit and has each-way claims while Rigadin De Beauchene, Yes Tom and Roalco De Farges arrive off the back of recent wins but last year's winner Godsmejudge has been well below par this season and Edmund Kean disappointed last time. Mendip Express bypassed Cheltenham and Aintree to run here but could find things happening too quickly around him. Alpha Victor was second in the Midlands National last month but that may have taken its toll.