Coral Scottish Grand National
Ayr 15:55
Grade 3 Handicap Chase,
£215,000 added, 5yo plus,
4m 110y, Class 1   
Saturday 22nd April 2017

Missed Approach and Vivaldi Collonges head a maximum field of 30 declared for the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr on Saturday.

Missed Approach
© Racehorse Photos
Missed Approach

The weights have gone up 3lb following the defection of Yala Enki, leaving Warren Greatrex's Missed Approach and the Paul Nicholls-trained Vivaldi Collonges at the top of the handicap.

There are two past winners in the line-up - Vicente, who struck 12 months ago for the Nicholls team, and Peter Bowen's 2014 hero Al Co.

Nicholls also saddles Arpege D'Alene.

Ante-post favourite Premier Bond is among three runners from the Nicky Henderson stable along with Lessons In Milan and Sugar Baron.

Other fancied horses in the mix include Sandy Thomson's Seldom Inn, Neil Mulholland's Southfield Royale, the Emma Lavelle-trained Shotgun Paddy and Sue Smith's Vintage Clouds.

Stuart Crawford's Fine Rightly and the Patrick Griffin-trained pair of Portrait King and Man With Van make the journey across the Irish Sea. 

Full Jack, trained by Pauline Robson, is the one reserve.

Coral Scottish Grand National
£215,000 added, 5yo plus, 4m 110y, Class 1
30 runners (+ 1 reserve)
Going: Good to Soft, Good in places

No Form Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age
1 2-41 3U2 Missed Approach (IRE) 39 11-12 p L P Aspell W Greatrex 7
2 511-3PP Vivaldi Collonges (FR) 49 11-12 t Harry Cobden P F Nicholls 8
3 11-4 304 Fine Rightly (IRE) 97 11-11 h A E Lynch S R B Crawford 9
4 P-P3 126 Kruzhlinin (GER) 63 11-10 b R Johnson P J Hobbs 10
5 1-F6 69F Vicente (FR) 14 11-10 h Sam Twiston-Davies P F Nicholls 8
6 512 344 Arpege D'alene (FR) 39 11-9 bt Sean Bowen P F Nicholls 7
7 5-12 F12 Seldom Inn 28 11-9 p D R Fox A M Thomson 9
8 1/1-111F Battle Of Shiloh (IRE) 92 11-6 A P Heskin T R George 8
9 124-70F Southfield Royale 37 11-5 p N D Fehily N P Mulholland 7
10 624 11P Dancing Shadow (IRE) 39 11-3 p Nick Scholfield V R A Dartnall 8
11 47-2 113 Premier Bond 37 11-3 pt D Bass N J Henderson 7
12 P-48 1P0 Straidnahanna (IRE) 15 11-2 Sean Quinlan Mrs S J Smith 8
13 2P0-733 Shotgun Paddy (IRE) 56 11-1 v1 D A Jacob Miss E C Lavelle 10
14 710 58-P Benbens (IRE) 35 10-13 Mr Z Baker (7) N A Twiston-Davies 12
15 3U-3 528 Lessons In Milan (IRE) 37 10-13 p J McGrath N J Henderson 9
16 3-51 U0P Al Co (FR) 49 10-13 v J E Moore P Bowen 12
17 1F-6 430 Another Hero (IRE) 37 10-13 p1 Aidan Coleman Jonjo O'Neill 8
18 UF0 206 Henri Parry Morgan 14 10-13 pt R T Dunne P Bowen 9
19 222 F3F Vintage Clouds (IRE) 39 10-12 Danny Cook Mrs S J Smith 7
20 10-1 F36 Sugar Baron (IRE) 37 10-12 p1 Nico de Boinville N J Henderson 7
21 534 125 Blakemount (IRE) 35 10-12 Henry Brooke Mrs S J Smith 9
22 28P PP8 Firebird Flyer (IRE) 13 10-11 pt T J O'Brien Evan Williams 10
23 2-5 V231 Dawson City 44 10-11 Wayne Hutchinson P Gundry 8
24 850 P/41 Trustan Times (IRE) 19 10-10 p Jake Greenall M Walford 11
25 864 B83 Portrait King (IRE) 15 10-9 v C O'Farrell P Griffin 12
26 F1P 362 Cogry 6 10-9 p Jamie Bargary (3) N A Twiston-Davies 8
27 82-6 F6P Alvarado (IRE) 37 10-7 B Hughes F O'Brien 12
28 183 P4P Gone Too Far 73 10-7 p Michael Heard (5) D Pipe 9
29 1P4 509 Father Edward (IRE) 15 10-6 p David Noonan D Pipe 8
30 65P 4U-8 Man With Van (IRE) 62 10-5 p A W Short (7) P Griffin 11
31 459 344 Full Jack (FR) 77 10-0 p Reserve 1 Miss P Robson 10