The Scottish Grand National - the odds - all you need to know

With the excitement of last weekend’s Grand National still prevalent throughout the country, punters from across the UK are now clambering to get their bets on for the Scottish equivalent.

But when is the Scottish Grand National? Who are the favourites? Is there an underdog worth looking out for? Will Vicente win for the third consecutive year? 

Oddschecker put together a handy guide for the Handicap Steeplechase on all you need to know. 

Who is the favourite?

Perennial Scottish Grand National champion Vicente leads the market at 10/1, after dropping 

Vicente was a non-runner in the Randox Grand National at Aintree last weekend due to the sticky ground, but at Ayr it is currently good-to-soft with more dry weather expected before Saturday's race.

Conditions should suit the Paul Nicholls charge who is going for a consecutive hat-trick in the race.

Where is the money going? 

Punters across the country are putting their full faith in favourite Vicente, who’s accounted for a fifth of all bets. 

Randox Grand National drop out Gold Present is the second most backed horse race, attracting 17% of all bets on the race. 

When is the race?

This year’s premiere Scottish racing event gets underway this Saturday (April 21) and involves two days of racing. 

Ladies Day takes place on Friday (April 20), the day before the Scottish Grand National itself. 

What time will it start?

Although racing will take place well in the run up to the main event, the actual National itself will begin at 4.15pm.

That’s considerably earlier than the English equivalent last weekend, one hour later in fact. 

Where can I watch it?
Those of you without a multitude of Sky and BT Sport packages can rejoice – the race is available on free-to-air terrestrial television. 

Ed Chamberlain and the team will head the ITV coverage, you won’t be short of action either, with Newbury racing on throughout the day.