Scottish Grand National 2024 tips with Garry Owen on Git Maker for Ayr showpiece

GIT MAKER (3:35) can anger the bookmakers by landing the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr. Jamie Snowden’s horse started life over fences with a good second to Solo over 2m 4f at Sandown.

The seven-year-old appreciated stepping up to three miles when chinned by Ned Tanner at Kelso. He put those efforts to the best possible use when hosing-up from Tupelo Mississippi at Catterick. The gelding stayed upwardly mobile when decisively defeating Conquredalofeurope back there.

He stayed upwardly mobile by comfortably defeating Super Survivor on his comeback at Lingfield. The bay was then caught too far behind when sixth behind Victtorino in the Silver Cup at Ascot. He hit back when chasing home the talented Inothewayurthinkin in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham. The bay was staying-on powerfully up the hill so he can bag Scotland’s biggest Jump race up in trip.

UNCLE PHIL (1:15) can boost Willie Mullins’ trainers’ title challenge in the Scotty Brand Chase. The gelding got his act together over fences by hosing-up from Gracchus De Balme at Listowel. He soon kept-up the good work over fences when third to Imagine in a Punchestown Grade 2. He then made a superb switch to handicaps when caning Lucid Dreams in a Grade 3 at Fairyhouse. The seven-year-old is open to plenty more progress so he can get the better of some useful rivals.

The Closutton Ace can cash-in again with A PENNY A HUNDRED (3:00) in the Seafield Hurdle. The mare built on some encouraging efforts when second to Jetara in a Grade 2 at Punchestown. She then made the most of a bad job when chasing home Jade De Grugy in a Fairyhouse Grade 3. The bay was far too keen early on when only fifth to Bioluminescence in the Shannon at Limerick. However, she atoned with a fine fourth to Jade De Grugy in Grade 1 company back at Fairyhouse. The five-year-old has a touch of class so she can make a winning handicap bow under Paul Townend.

BILLERICAY DICKIE (4:45) can do Mullins another favour in the Tennent's Novices’ Hurdle. The five-year-old was a red-hot 8/11 jolly ahead of his timber bow at Punchestown in January. The gelding fully justified those odds with a commanding 11-length defeat of Find A Fortune. The bay is a potential Graded-performer so he can stay on the rise in another warm contest.

MONTGOMERY (1:50) can take command in the CPMS Novices’ Champion Handicap Chase. Venetia Williams’ bay comfortably defeating Breeze Of Wind on his fencing bow at Bangor. He quickly raised his game again when showing Wonder Of The Seas no mercy at Leicester. The gelding bagged a hat-trick on his return to Bangor by easing to victory from Ballycamus. The seven-year-old scored with plenty in hand so he can shrug-off a 6lb penalty up in class.

CRACKING RHAPSODY (2:25) can steal the limelight in the Coral Scottish Champion Hurdle. Ewan Whillans’ charge looked useful when pipping Idy Wood on his timber bow at Hexham. He confirmed that impression with excellent seconds in better company at Carlisle and Kelso. The gelding resumed winning ways on his return to the Borders venue by pipping Jungle Jack. However, he really excelled himself when slamming Ginger Mail in the Morebattle back there. That was a tremendous performance so the Hawick raider can enjoy another high-profile win.

MASACCIO (4:10) can roll over his rivals in the Stagecoach Novices’ Handicap Hurdle. Alan King’s horse cosily dismissed Beat The Bat on his first run over timber at Chepstow. Pipped by Jinko Blue at Newbury, he wasn’t disgraced with fifth in the Challow back there. The grey took full advantage of a drop in grade when routing Tough Approach at Kempton. The gelding can do plenty of damage in this sphere so he can strike in the McNeill colours.

JAZZ DE COTTE (5:20) can end the day on a winning note in the Prestwick Bumper. The gelding rates a sure-fire improver for Gordon Elliott after some decent pointing form.