Becher Chase winner backed for Coral Grand National success
Highland Lodge, last seen when winning the Becher Chase in December, is 16-1 (from 25-1) with the sponsor for Saturday’s Coral Scottish Grand National, following decent support for the 10-y-o today. In what promises to be a top-class renewal of the race, the Irish-trained duo Cause Of Causes and Measureofmydreams head the betting at 8-1, with the latter’s trainer Willie Mullins 1-10 favourite with Coral to win the UK Trainers’ title this season.
“Highland Lodge has not been seen since his Becher Chase success, and while that race is a traditional Grand National trial, the support for this season’s winner today suggests a big run in the Scottish National is on the cards,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
**Coral Scottish Grand National
8 Cause Of Causes, Measureofmydreams, 14 Royale Knight, Seeyouatmidnight, Southfield Theatre, Vyta Du Roc, 16 A Good Skin, Gallant Oscar, Heathfield, (from 25) Highland Lodge, Rogue Angel, Vicente, 20 Al Co, Amigo, Ballyculla, Benvolio, Fine Rightly, Folsom Blue, Gold Futures, Golden Chieftain, Milansbar, Pineau De Re, Sausalito Sunrise, Shotgun Paddy, Top Wood, Vivaldi Collonges, Ziga Boy, 25 Bar
**NH Trainers’ Championship
1-10 Willie Mullins, 5 Paul Nicholls
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