Trained by David Pipe, the nine year old chestnut gelding Junior, will launch a bid to land the Scottish Grand National at Ayr on Saturday.
Despite falling at the second fence in last weeks Grand National connections will be hoping Junior can bounce back in style over the fences at Ayr.
Tim Palin, racing manager for Junior’s owners, maintains that the gelding is in good form and his loss in last year’s Royal Ascot was simply a case of him coming back too quickly after a difficult race in the Kim Muir.
The gelding certainly has done well for Pipe, as he had started to look uncooperative running for Alan King previously. He failed to make the National in 2011, but seems to be well on his way for 2012.
Junior is now 11/1 for the 2012 Scottish Grand National with Paddy Power Bookmakers. The chestnut by Singspiel has 34 lifetime starts, 8 wins, 9 seconds and 6 thirds. He is trained by David Pipe and owned by Middleham Park Racing.
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