Race Card

Scottish Grand National Racecard 2016

Jonjo O'Neill's Catching On was an early faller in the Midlands Grand National, but the Jackdaws Castle inmate will attempt to bounce back from that on Saturday when he lines up in the Scottish Grand National and if his jumping can hold together then he has to be one of the leading players in what is an ultra-competitive renewal.

Sam Winner is a prominent figure in the Scottish Grand National Betting and is a classy performer for Paul Nicholls, as he was last seen competing in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, whilst some other eye-catching entries include the David Pipe-trained Broadway Buffalo and Irish raider Gallant Oscar, who could be a stayer on the upgrade..

2016 Scottish National Card

No.RunnerDetailsRatingOdds
1Sam WinnerSam Winner (FR)
S Twiston-Davies
P Nicholls
8 yrs / 166 lbs
P-113P
162

CommentSam Winner

Interesting at 4m but in the Cheltenham Gold Cup he was disappointing even for a 20-1 shot

2Houblon Des ObeauxHoublon Des Obeaux (FR)
A Coleman
Miss V Williams
8 yrs / 163 lbs
U-2220
159

CommentHoublon Des Obeaux

Very tame in Gold Cup latest; should stay beyond 3m2f; best efforts on softer than good

3Lie ForritLie Forrit (IRE)
P Buchanan
Miss L Russell
11 yrs / 152 lbs
P-1211
148

CommentLie Forrit

11yo who's won three of four starts this season; ran poorly in this race last year

4Royal PlayerRoyal Player
R Johnson
P Hobbs
6 yrs / 151 lbs
4-511P
147

CommentRoyal Player

Doubt we've seen the best of such a lightly raced horse but 4m is a step into the dark

5GoonyellaGoonyella (IRE)
J J Burke
J Dreaper
8 yrs / 150 lbs
-2U731
146

CommentGoonyella

Stays all day and goes very well in the mud, in his element in the 4m1f Midlands National

6Al CoAl Co (FR)
S Bowen
P Bowen
10 yrs / 149 lbs
-0P33U
145

CommentAl Co

5lb higher than when doing the job convincingly in this 12 months ago, on the shortlist

7BenvolioBenvolio (IRE)
Non-Runner
P Nicholls
8 yrs / 149 lbs
32-42P
145
8WiesentraumWiesentraum (GER)
N De Boinville
Mrs L Wadham
9 yrs / 149 lbs
-42118
145

CommentWiesentraum

Career-best efforts when winning pair of 3m good-ground handicaps in October

9MilboroughMilborough (IRE)
G Watters
I Duncan
9 yrs / 148 lbs
2-51F1
144

CommentMilborough

2-4 for this yard, including the 4m1f Eider at Newcastle on latest; up another 10lb

10Indian CastleIndian Castle (IRE)
W Kennedy
I Williams
7 yrs / 146 lbs
7-0P44
142

CommentIndian Castle

4th in big 3m1f handicap at Cheltenham Festival latest, his most encouragement for further

11Yes TomYes Tom (IRE)
P Townend
S Crawford
10 yrs / 146 lbs
9-0U12
142

CommentYes Tom

In good form; however, looked a non-stayer in this race last year; cheekpieces this time

12Cape TribulationCape Tribulation
B Hughes
J M Jefferson
11 yrs / 146 lbs
-72P00
142

CommentCape Tribulation

Sparks too rarely these days; hopes probably rest on first-time headgear

13SamstownSamstown
B Harding
A Whillans
8 yrs / 145 lbs
-181P6
141

CommentSamstown

Some positives and stays 3m3f but pulled up trying 3m5f in Lie Forrit's Haydock race

14Sego SuccessSego Success (IRE)
W Hutchinson
A King
7 yrs / 145 lbs
F-4115
141

CommentSego Success

Below-form second fav for 4m novice race at Cheltenham Festival; similar to 2013 winner

15Broadway BuffaloBroadway Buffalo (IRE)
T Scudamore
D Pipe
7 yrs / 145 lbs
3515F2
141

CommentBroadway Buffalo

Jumping errors, close 2nd in the 4m novice race at Cheltenham; 4lb rise underestimates him

16Raz De MareeRaz De Maree (FR)
B J Cooper
Ms S Hughes
10 yrs / 143 lbs
38-842
139

CommentRaz De Maree

After latest 9l second to Goonyella in Midlands National, warrants some respect each-way

17Catching OnCatching On (IRE)
D C Costello
Jonjo O'Neill
7 yrs / 143 lbs
1F611F
139

CommentCatching On

Jumping a worry but highly impressive in Devon National (3m6f, heavy) two runs back

18Baileys ConcertoBaileys Concerto (IRE)
H Brooke
Mrs D Sayer
9 yrs / 143 lbs
113625
139

CommentBaileys Concerto

Below form latest; making first appearance beyond 3m, others have less to prove

19Trustan TimesTrustan Times (IRE)
J Reveley
T Easterby
9 yrs / 142 lbs
6PU850
138

CommentTrustan Times

Close third in this race last year off 2lb higher; jumping not great; headgear first time

20Global PowerGlobal Power (IRE)
L Aspell
O Sherwood
9 yrs / 141 lbs
-22P1F
137

CommentGlobal Power

First-fence faller last time; probably stays 3m6f and not entirely dismissed

21Wayward PrinceWayward Prince
R Dunne
H Parrott
11 yrs / 141 lbs
-6PP13
137

CommentWayward Prince

Easily made most of reduced mark at Doncaster (3m2f; not proven beyond that) 2 runs ago

22Gallant OscarGallant Oscar (IRE)
P Carberry
A Martin
9 yrs / 141 lbs
-12243
137

CommentGallant Oscar

Excellent never-nearer third over 3m1f on good to soft at Cheltenham, staying on best

23Summery JusticeSummery Justice (IRE)
L Treadwell
Miss V Williams
11 yrs / 140 lbs
-2P32U
136

CommentSummery Justice

5th in this last year; went close from off the pace against Milborough in the Eider

24BenbensBenbens (IRE)
J Bargary
N Twiston-Davies
10 yrs / 140 lbs
2U527U
136

CommentBenbens

Stays 3m2f well but 3m5f seemed to stretched him twice this winter on testing ground

25CogryCogry
T Cannon
N Twiston-Davies
6 yrs / 140 lbs
-F1216
135

CommentCogry

6yo novice who faded into sixth, beaten about 19l, in the 4m novice race at Cheltenham

26Harry The VikingHarry The Viking
D R Fox
A Thomson
10 yrs / 140 lbs
036222
135

CommentHarry The Viking

2nd on last 3 outings, beaten a head over 3m5f by Lie Forrit; considered each-way

27AmigoAmigo (FR)
C O'Farrell
D Pipe
8 yrs / 140 lbs
-U28P2
135

CommentAmigo

Handicapped up to his best but a stamina test on this ground might just unlock something

28Carli KingCarli King (IRE)
A Pogson
Mrs C Bailey
9 yrs / 140 lbs
-23181
135

CommentCarli King

Dictating pace seems important, as when winning by whopping margins twice at 3m5f

29Man With VanMan With Van (IRE)
C Nichol
S Crawford
9 yrs / 140 lbs
183U42
135

CommentMan With Van

Head 2nd in Ulster National at Downpatrick (3m4f, yielding) on first completion beyond 3m

30Drop Out JoeDrop Out Joe
G Sheehan
C Longsdon
7 yrs / 140 lbs
P-1342
134

CommentDrop Out Joe

Novice; needs to improve but latest run did highlight some potential as a stayer

31Vintage StarVintage Star (IRE)
H Skelton
Mrs S Smith
9 yrs / 140 lbs
-2383P
133

CommentVintage Star

3lb out of handicap; still well treated on last season's form; pulled up at Cheltenham