Scottish Grand National Odds
It may be the Grand National at Aintree that gets the greater attention, but there is certainly still plenty at stake just a week or so later at Ayr for the Scottish equivalent. The Scottish Grand National is run over the marginally shorter distance of 4m1f as opposed to 4m4f.
Don’t pick Grand National runners in Scottish Grand National odds
With the races so close together, many horses who run in both Grand Nationals tend to fail to produce their best at Ayr. Some may still be tired and lethargic after the stamina-sapping test at Aintree, while even those who may have fallen in the early stages at Aintree fail to win at Ayr.
Red Rum remains the only horse win both of the races in the same year back in 1974, while Earth Summit in the 1990s was the last horse to simply end their career having triumphed in both the English Grand National and Scottish Grand National.
Stick with Ferdy Murphy in the Scottish Grand National odds
Having trained three winners of the Scottish Grand National since 2000, Murphy is certainly a trainer to follow. After Paris Pike’s victory in 2000, Murphy then saddled Joes Edge to victory in 2005 and then Hot Weld in 2007. Jockey Tony McCoy has not won the race since 1997 so he must also be due another winner soon in the Scottish Grand National odds.
In terms of other statistics to follow, stamina is key so look for horses to have previously won over a minimum of 3m, while also picking those to have fallen on no more than two occasions during their career.