The Scottish Grand National has been kind to use over recent years. We've backed last years winner Win My Wings as well as dual winner Vincente.

My head and heart would love to see Kitty's Light win this afternoon. He has drifted out to a backable price while Paul Nicholls has his string bang in form and supplies our other tip.

Kitty’s Light seems to have been around for ages yet is just 7 years old. He won the Eider Chase despite not enjoying a good trip as well as the ground on the soft side. That was a really good effort over 4m1.5f. Hopefully, his jockey Jack Tudor can give him more daylight at this fences in the Scottish national as he is not the biggest for a staying chaser. Last season he stayed on dourly to take second place behind his stablemate and winner Win My Wings. In this race last year Kitty’s Light carried 11-8 but has only 11 stone on his back this time round off a 3lb lower rating of 140. If Kitty’s Light is close to the leaders turning for home on the final circuit, then there is no stronger stayer you would want on your side in this race.

Paul Nicholls horses ran really well at Ayr yesterday. His runners finished 13131 so that bodes well for the chances of unexposed up and coming chaser Flash Collognes. This horse has had 7 runs over fences and arrives here in great form following a solid win at Newbury beating Sam Barton cosily over just short of three miles. He goes on spring ground which is a positive looks ready for marathon trips as a mature 8yo. Paul Nicholls claims this horse will gallop all day so lets see if that holds true in the Scottish National. He is a sound jumper, carries 10-8 and has Harry Cobden to help him get round.

Ayr 3:35

0.5 point each way Kitty’s Light 13/2 William Hill else 6/1 Paddy Power, Betfair SB & Unibet, 6 places.

0.5 point each way Flash Collognes 12/1 Paddy Power & Bet365, 6 places.

Best of Luck, Nicky