Halcon Heads Coral Scottish Grand National Weights
Halcon Genelardais, runner-up in last year’s race, heads the weights for this year’s Coral Scottish Grand National to be run on Saturday April 18.
The Alan King trained nine year-old, is set to carry 11st 12lb a pound higher than Notre Pere, trained in Ireland by Jim Dreaper, in the four mile half furlong race which carried £200,000 in prize money making it Scotland’s richest race.
Champion trainer Paul Nicholls has eight horses entered with the highest weighted My Will (11st 8lb) likely to run in the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree instead of the Scottish version. Last year’s Aintree winner the David Pipe trained Comply Or Die is scheduled to carry 10st 13 lb.
It is 27 years since a Scottish trained horse won the race and two are entered this year – Alan Parker’s Merigo (9st9lb) and Lenny Lungo’s Wild Cane Ridge (9st 6lb).
Advance ticket sales for the two day Coral Scottish Grand Festival are going well and coaches will run from Glasgow and various other towns offering a special transport and entry ticket.
There are discounts available for those who book seven or more days in advance with £2 off on club tickets and £4 a ticket on bookings for 20 or more and £1 for Grandstand bookings and £2per ticket for bookings of 20 or more.
For more information go online at www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk or call 0870-8505666.
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