There is class in abundance at Scotland’s biggest and richest horse racing extravaganza – the Coral Scottish Grand National Festival.
With £615,000 in prize-money and no fewer than five Class 1 races this is jumps racing at its very best.
The Saturday highlights are the £215,000 Coral Scottish Grand National and the £105,000 QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle.
In 2016 Vicente, ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies won the four mile marathon Coral Scottish Grand National and in doing so virtually clinched the British Trainers Championship for Paul Nicholls allowing him to edge ahead of Irish legend Willie Mullins.
The QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle saw Ch’tibello deny the fast finishing Cloudy Dream in a rousing finish giving Dan Skelton his first major win at Scotland’s premier meeting.