Coral Scottish Grand National
Ayr
Grade 3 Handicap Chase,
£215,000 added, 5yo plus,
4m 110y, Class 1   
Saturday 21st April 2018

RICHEST EVER CORAL SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL FESTIVAL

This year’s Coral Scottish Grand National Festival will be the richest ever in history with a massive £714,000 in prize-money – a near £100,000 increase on last year.

Run on Friday April 20 and Saturday April 21, the Festival features a brand new £100,000 race to be staged on the Saturday.

A three mile open novices’ handicap chase over three miles it will be the second race on the card and becomes the third six figure plus race on the day alongside the £215,000 Coral Scottish Grand National and the £105,000 QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle.

The race will be a championship final for novice chasers who to qualify must have finished in the first eight in at least one weight for age novices’ or beginners chase during the 2017-2018 season and will be supported by the BHA’s Development Fund as part of the Fund’s 2018 expenditure.
There are 15 races across the two days including two Grade 2s, a Grade 3 and two Listed Races.

Most of the leading trainers in the UK and Ireland are likely to have runners and the top jockeys riding should include Richard Johnson, Sam Twiston-Davies, Brian Hughes, Tom Scudamore and Ruby Walsh.

The principal race on the Friday is the £50,000 Hillhouse Quarry Handicap Chase, a Listed Race over two miles four furlongs.

Another race to have received a financial boost is Friday’s coral.co.uk Mares’ Handicap Hurdle which increases in value from £25,000 to £30,000.

Ayr Racecourse Managing Director David Brown said : “We are excited by the addition of the new race on the Saturday and with other significant increases in prize-money throughout the two days it is by some way the richest ever jumps Festival in Scotland.”

Coral Scottish Grand National 2017
£215,000 added, 5yo plus, 4m 110y, Class 1
30 ran
Going: Good, Good to Soft in places

Pos Dist Horse Jockey Weight Trainer Age SP
1st Vicente (FR) Sam Twiston-Davies
11-10
P F Nicholls 8 9/1j
2nd nk Cogry Jamie Bargary (3)
10-9
N A Twiston-Davies 8 18/1
3rd 2 Benbens (IRE) Mr Z Baker (7)
10-13
N A Twiston-Davies 12 50/1
4th nk Alvarado (IRE) B Hughes
10-7
F O'Brien 12 16/1
5th 3 Lessons In Milan (IRE) J McGrath
10-13
N J Henderson 9 40/1
6th Blakemount (IRE) Henry Brooke
10-12
Mrs S J Smith 9 25/1
7th 5 Vintage Clouds (IRE) Danny Cook
10-12
Mrs S J Smith 7 14/1
8th 5 Missed Approach (IRE) L P Aspell
11-12
W Greatrex 7 20/1
9th nk Henri Parry Morgan R T Dunne
10-13
P Bowen 9 16/1
10th nse Al Co (FR) J E Moore
10-13
P Bowen 12 40/1
11th ¾ Another Hero (IRE) Aidan Coleman
10-13
Jonjo O'Neill 8 16/1
12th hd Dancing Shadow (IRE) Nick Scholfield
11-3
V R A Dartnall 8 33/1
13th Portrait King (IRE) C O'Farrell
10-9
P Griffin 12 33/1
14th 3 Battle Of Shiloh (IRE) A P Heskin
11-6
T R George 8 25/1
15th Southfield Royale N D Fehily
11-5
N P Mulholland 7 9/1j
16th 23 Trustan Times (IRE) Jake Greenall
10-10
M Walford 11 16/1
17th 81 Fine Rightly (IRE) A E Lynch
11-11
S R B Crawford 9 33/1
PU Vivaldi Collonges (FR) Harry Cobden
11-12
P F Nicholls 8 33/1
PU Kruzhlinin (GER) R Johnson
11-10
P J Hobbs 10 25/1
PU Arpege D'alene (FR) Sean Bowen
11-9
P F Nicholls 7 10/1
PU Seldom Inn D R Fox
11-9
A M Thomson 9 20/1
PU Premier Bond D Bass
11-3
N J Henderson 7 11/1
PU Straidnahanna (IRE) Sean Quinlan
11-2
Mrs S J Smith 8 50/1
PU Shotgun Paddy (IRE) D A Jacob
11-1
Miss E C Lavelle 10 12/1
PU Firebird Flyer (IRE) T J O'Brien
10-11
Evan Williams 10 66/1
PU Dawson City Wayne Hutchinson
10-11
P Gundry 8 25/1
PU Gone Too Far Michael Heard (5)
10-7
D Pipe 9 80/1
PU Father Edward (IRE) David Noonan
10-6
D Pipe 8 66/1
PU Man With Van (IRE) A W Short (7)
10-5
P Griffin 11 66/1
F Sugar Baron (IRE) Nico de Boinville
10-12
N J Henderson 7 10/1