Scottish Grand National

Scottish Grand National Betting 2015

One of the sporting highlights of the Scottish sporting calendar the Scottish Grand National will attract some of the finest staying chasers from the UK & Ireland, as they embark on an energy-sapping four miles, 110 yards, jumping 27 fences in a quest to be crowned the winner of the Ayr Racecourse marathon.

Down the years some of the biggest names in the national hunt arena have lined up for this blue riband event and the standout name has to be the legendary Red Rum, who won three Aintree Grand National crowns before etching his name in the illustrious roll of honour north of the border to highlight the attraction of this great event.

2014 Scottish Grand National Review

Al Co was a shock 40/1 winner of the Coral Scottish Grand National as the Peter Bowen-trained raider fought off a spirited effort from last year's winner Godsmejudge in a real energy-sapping renewal of the marathon showpiece in what was a real bumper victory for the jubilant bookmakers.

Jamie Moore was always travelling sweetly on the outsider and turning for home, whilst some of the leading challengers failed to see out the trip, he strode to the front and kicked a couple of lengths clear of a gallant Godsmejudge and Trustan Times, who had appeared another leading danger as they approached the last couple of fences.

However, Moore continued to keep his nine-year-old going in the final furlong and even when he came a little unbalanced in the shadow of the post he kept the partnership together and eventually won by one-and-a-half lengths, with Godsmejudge in second, Trustan Times in third and Jonjo O'Neill's Merry King completing in fourth.

15:50 Coral Scottish Grand National Chase (Grade 3 Handicap) (4m 110y)
1. Al Co - P Bowen - J Moore - 40/1
2. Godsmejudge - A King - A Coleman - 16/1
3. Trustan Times - T Easterby - W Renwick - 10/1
4. Merry King - J O'Neill - M Linehan (5) - 16/1
5. Summery Justice - V Williams - L Treadwell - 50/1
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Scottish Grand National Odds

The Scottish Grand National takes place towards the end of the National Hunt winter season, and is a very popular betting market. Ante-post betting markets become available at the start of the winter national hunt season, but the Scottish Grand National odds tend to change considerably as the season unfolds. The odds of course are governed by the results of other major handicap steeplechase events.

We have put together a selection of Scottish Grand National free bets for you take advantage of before the race.

The Elk was the first Scottish Grand National winner, back in 1867, which indicates that the Scottish Grand National history is a long and illustrious one. The race was originally hosted by Bogside racecourse where it was run over a distance of 3 miles and 7 furlongs, before being moved to Ayr in 1966. The recent Scottish Grand National Roll of Honour highlights the past 15 winners

Please note Scottish Grand national Travel information and Scottish Grand National ticket information if you are intending to attend the race in 2015.

2015 Scottish Grand National Form

All punters have their own way of choosing their selections for the 2015 Scottish Grand National and whilst some will opt to choose the name or colour that is synonymous with something in their life, but many enjoy trailing through the recent form of each horse and in what shape they will head to Ayr in for the big race on April 12.

Our 2015 Scottish Grand National Form Guide will take a look at a plethora of leading contenders for the marathon and touch on their previous outings in the season and whether they can use their early season form as a springboard to Scottish National glory in what is one of the sporting highlights of the season north of the border.

2015 Scottish Grand National Runners

The list of Scottish Grand National Runners is now available at the 48 hour stage and there is a full list of 30 runners going to post at Ayr on Saturday and there will be a multitude of runners in with a genuine chance of landing the coveted prize with the likes of Green Flag and Mendip Express just a couple of exciting entries.

2015 Scottish Grand National Tips

The Scottish Grand National Meeting is now two days of great action and we shall be following race throughout the Festival very closely. The Scottish Grand National Tips are always popular as we look to help punters find a winner or or two over the course of the weekend at Ayr. There are also some trends and pointers that are useful betting aids and they can be studied before punters have that all important bet.