first_imgYOUR SAYIf you have a question for Davy drop us a line at [email protected] and we’ll try and include in the next blog… OUR BRAND AMBASSADOR DAVY RUSSELL IS BACK WITH HIS LATEST BLOG BELOW. AFTER WINNING THE GRAND NATIONAL LAST WEEK ON TIGER ROLL CAN HE FOLLOW UP IN THE SCOTTISH GRAND NATIONAL ON FAGAN?NEW CUSTOMERS CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR SIGN UP PROMOTION WHICH PAYS £100 CASH TO ALL NEW CUSTOMERS IF FAGAN WINS. FOR FULL DETAILS SEE AD BELOW AND CLICK HEREI’m still on cloud 9 after Tiger Roll’s win in the Grand National but also got to report I’ve rolled on too ….. to the dreaded Man Flu I missed a winner on Thursday and that always sets me back! I hope to be fully back to form over the weekend for the Scottish Grand National meeting at Ayr.Thanks so much for all the lovely messages of support and congratulations from last Saturday. It means a lot and I’m still pinching myself every day.The show rolls on as ever though and I’m planning to fly over to Ayr on Saturday morning (and I’ve triple checked the time of the flight this time). It’s then a rest day on Sunday ahead of the Punchestown Festival – look out for my exclusive Star Sports blogs next week with the action starting on Tuesday.SATURDAYAYRDANDRIDGE (2.05pm)He’s missed Cheltenham and Aintree this year so hopefully arrives here a fresh horse. I know him pretty well and think the ever drying ground will help as all four of his career wins have come on good ground or better and fingers crossed he can run a great race for his Scottish owner.BRELADE (2.55pm QTS Scottish Champion Hurdle)A really wide open renewal which includes the last two winners Chesterfield (2017) and Ch’tibello (2016). My fella Brelade is what he is but the switch back to this limited handicap may suit him. I probably wouldn’t want the ground to get too quick as his winning runs have both come with give. Dangers all over with a strong team from Nicky Henderson including Verdana Blue who gave me a good feel when I rode her the last day at Newbury.FAGAN (4.05pm Coral Scottish Grand National)He’s another that hopefully arrives here a fresh horse having missed Cheltenham and Aintree – as was the case 12 months ago too. It’s a big step-up in trip for him, so we are into new territory but he’s given plenty of hints that he will see out the trip and the drying ground is definitely a positive. You have to take encouragement from his second in the Albert Bartlett (three miles) as a novice hurdler and from his chase effort over three miles at Cheltenham last October when things all happened a bit quick for him when second to Black Corton. It’s ridiculously competitive as always but two that caught my eye were Ballyoptic and further down the weights Glencairn View who stayed on really well to win at Navan the last day.Best Of LuckDAVYlast_img

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