1pt ew Ch'tibello @8/1, 15:00 Ayr

There’s no star name in competiton for the Scottish Grand National, with The New One not making the trip.

Easy Aintree winner Ivan Grozny makes a quick reappearance in a bid to seal Willie Mullins his first British Trainers’ Championship, but even with his jockey’s 3lb claim he’s no value at 4/1.

The persistent rain sweeping through Britain has claimed Newbury’s big flat card, but it’s largely missed Ayr and the going is ‘good to soft’.

That’s probably not as good as Harry Skelton would have liked it for his CH’TIBELLO after skipping the winter months for a spring campaign, but, at the bottom of the weights and with such good form in the book, he’s got to be chanced.

He was last seen on soft ground being beaten by today’s opponent Sternrubbin at Newbury, but he gave him lumps of weight that time and lines up in Scotland off far better terms; a full 16lb better.

A reversal looks likely, but it’s his excellent run behind the brilliant Supreme Novices’ winner Altior that’s the clincher, as that looks up there with the strongest form on offer.

He’s 8/1 and that’s got to be value against a not overly-classy field.

1pt each-way Ch’tibello @8/1, 15:00 Ayr

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