Ayr

  • 15:25 Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Chase 4m 110y

  • Winner £102,510 2nd £38,466 3rd £19,260 4th £9,594
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 4.10s
  • Off time: 15:26:48
15:25 Ayr Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Merigo (FR) 15/2
2nd Auroras Encore (IRE) 25/1
3rd King Fontaine (IRE) 40/1
4th Ballyfitz 33/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 321-82F LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Junior 7
9 11-12 b D Pipe T Scudamore 158 14/115.00
2 224635 MAROON, WHITE hooped sleeves Benny Be Good 28
9 11-3 K G Reveley J Reveley 149 25/126.00
3 07-1345 Royal Blue, White hoops, Maroon sleeves and cap Walkon (FR) 38
7 11-2 A King R Thornton 148 16/117.00
4 026326 White, royal blue hoop, chevrons on sleeves, yellow cap Knockara Beau (IRE) 36
9 11-1 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 147 11/112.00
5 1-62132 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Fruity O'Rooney 39
9 10-13 p G L Moore J E Moore 145 16/117.00
6 1-31P43 Yellow, Red Chevrons, Red Cap Galaxy Rock (IRE) 28
8 10-12 b Jonjo O'Neill A P McCoy 144 9/110.00
7 2-11112 Red, White stars on sleeves Harry The Viking 38
7 10-11 P F Nicholls R Walsh 143 6/17.00
8 50-0631 White, Black seams, Mauve sleeves, Black and Yellow quartered cap Auroras Encore (IRE) 14
Course Winner
10 10-11 Mrs S J Smith Ryan Mania 143 25/126.00
9 P52211 Dark Blue, Pink diamond, armlets and diamond on cap Ikorodu Road 28
9 10-9 p M Sheppard C Poste 141 12/113.00
10 630211 White and royal blue diamonds, white sleeves, royal blue cap, white diamonds Portrait King (IRE) 56
Distance Winner
7 10-8 M Phelan D F O'Regan 140 10/111.00
11 522661 Royal blue and white (quartered), light blue and white hooped sleeves, royal blue cap Garleton (IRE) 23
Course Winner
11 10-8 t M A Barnes Mr A Voy (3) 140 40/141.00
12 60/3-212 White, Black braces, Black sleeves, White stars, Black cap, White star Quentin Collonges (FR) 35
Beaten Favourite
8 10-2 H D Daly A Tinkler 134 8/19.00
13 2-70801 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap Merigo (FR) 43
Course WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 10-2 A Parker Timmy Murphy 134 15/28.50
14 FP-5510 Dark Blue, White star, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star Mostly Bob (IRE) 37
9 10-1 t P J Hobbs R Johnson 133 25/126.00
15 13P-PP7 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Be There In Five (IRE) 37
8 10-0 N J Henderson Felix de Giles 132 16/117.00
16 32-3P47 Pink and Mauve (quartered), Mauve sleeves, White cap Any Currency (IRE) 84
9 10-0 p M Keighley A P Cawley 131 25/126.00
17 292658 Light green, yellow inverted triangle, yellow sleeves, red diamonds, yellow cap, red diamonds Our Island (IRE) 38
7 10-0 p Tim Vaughan D C Costello 130 22/123.00
18 P/23680 Yellow, Black Cross of Lorraine, Black sleeves, Yellow armlets, Yellow cap, Black star Pettifour (IRE) 37
10 10-0 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 130 33/134.00
19 F31214 RED, WHITE chevron and armlets, striped cap Mac Aeda 49
8 10-0 J M Jefferson R P McLernon 130 20/121.00
20 1P/FP33 Dark blue, white diamond, white and dark blue striped sleeves, dark blue and white check cap Abbeybraney (IRE) 49
11 10-0 G Bewley B Harding 128 33/134.00
21 PP7FF6 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap King Fontaine (IRE) 28
9 10-0 J M Jefferson Harry Haynes 127 40/141.00
22 P-2UP63 MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap Ballyfitz 35
12 10-0 N A Twiston-Davies David England 124 33/134.00
24 7F535F Light blue, orange stars on sleeves, light blue cap, orange star Etxalar (FR) 14
9 10-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 114 100/1101.00
25 PU85U3 Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Black cap Heez A Steel (IRE) 18
11 10-0 G A Charlton P F Mangan (3) 103 100/1101.00
Non runners
23444423Captain Americo (IRE)1010-0J EwartR McGrath124

Verdict

Beshabar won this last year, just edging out 2010 winner Merigo, after finishing second in the National Hunt Chase at Cheltenham. Harry The Viking is bidding to replicate that achievement and must go well as he has the clear beating of Ikorodu Road on Doncaster running in December. The latter went on to beat Junior at the same track when Benny Be Good and Mac Aeda were well behind. Malcolm Jefferson's charge didn't give his true running that day, however, having earlier impressed at Wetherby. Richie McLernon will be anxious to make up for the heart-break of last week's Grand National and the grey could run well at a big price off a low weight as shocks in this marathon aren't uncommon. Cheltenham runner-up Fruity O'Rooney may have too much weight now and Galaxy Rock will also do well to win this off his current mark, while Walkon has his stamina to prove. But Portrait King will be staying on when others have cried enough having won over 3m4f at Punchestown before landing the Eider at Newcastle and there's a good chance that the longer trip will bring about further improvement in QUENTIN COLLONGES. A proven stayer over hurdles, he's been very lightly-campaigned over fences but jumps well and could have been let in lightly here.