Racing: Scottish Grand National

Simon Holt of Channel 4 Racing analyses today's Scottish Grand National
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Young Kenny: Progressive stayer, showing improved form to win at Haydock and Uttoxeter (Midlands National) recently. Has a big weight but on a roll.

Forest Ivory: Ran fourth and sixth to Young Kenny at Haydock and Utoxeter respectively. Useful stayer from the stable that sent out Baronet to win last year and Moorcroft Boy in 1996.

Hollybank Buck: Gritty Irish raider - sent over to land Eider Chase at Newcastle in February. Third to Young Kenny at Utoxeter. Should again go well.

Clever Remark: Unbeaten in three starts this term and beat Young Kenny (much improved since) first time out. Unproven beyond 3m 1f but still fresh.

Farfadet V: Maiden over fences in Britain and fell at Ascot latest start. Fair hurdler last year but patchy form this term.

Full Of Oats: Remote seventh in the Irish National. Getting long in the tooth.

Mr Boston: Gutsy old stick. Won hunter chase at Huntingdon in February and a plugging-on fifth to Elegant Lord in Aintree Fox Hunters'. Others preferred.

Scotby: Dual scorer at Towcester and should be suited by test of stamina. Raised in class.

The Next Waltz: The most prolific winner this season with nine victories over hurdles and fences. Well beaten last time but keeps defying the handicapper.

Camelot Knight: Brought down in the Grand National and previously placed in the same race. Very lightly raced nowadays and probably past his best.

Tell The Nipper: Ex-Irish, now with Martin Pipe. Second (no chance with winner, Celtic Giant) at Cheltenham. Chancy jumper.

Peter: Marathon Newcastle winner this season but well beaten last two outings.

Prime Example: Good winner of his last three races (latest over four miles at Kelso from subsequent winner Gigi Beach) and highly progressive. Travels smoothly and lightly weighted.

Bright Destiny: Consistent but one-paced. Fourth to Prime Example last time. Outclassed.

Pariah: Winner and placed several times in the North this season in much weaker company.

Conclusion: PRIME EXAMPLE was always going well when winning at Kelso and, while facing a tougher task, could take advantage of the big weight concession from another improver Young Kenny.

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