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Willie Mullins’ Horse Favored in Scottish Grand National After Grand National Mishap

epa11276824 Trainer Willie Mullins (L) and jockey Paul Townend (R) pose with the Grand National trophy after winning the Randox Grand National Steeple Chase at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, Britain, 13 April 2024. The Grand National Festival is held over three days, culminating in the world famous 6.9 kilometre handicapped steeplechase, running for the 176th time in 2024. EPA/ADAM VAUGHAN

Punters Backing Mullins for Scottish Grand National

Despite unseating jockey Brian Hayes in the Grand National at Aintree, Willie Mullins' horse, Mr Incredible, is seeing a surge of support from punters for the upcoming Scottish Grand National. The horse, previously a strong contender, is now at 8-1 odds after failing to finish the Aintree race.

Macdermott Leads the Pack

Another horse from Mullins' stable, Macdermott, is currently the favorite with 6-1 odds for the Scottish Grand National. With a recent win at Fairyhouse, this six-year-old is showing great promise in the upcoming race.

Mullins' Plans for the Future

After Macdermott's impressive victory, Mullins expressed his excitement for the horse's potential in longer races, hinting at future participation in big handicaps like the Irish National or Aintree.

Scottish Grand National Odds

6-1 Macdermott, 8-1 Anglers Crag, Mr Incredible, 10-1 Git Maker, Sail Away, 12-1 Beauport, Inis Oirr, Stay Away Fay, and more. Remember to gamble responsibly and visit Gamcare or Gamble Aware for support.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different surfaces that horse races are run on?

Horse races take place on different surfaces such as dirt, synthetic tracks, and turf (grass). The different types of surfaces can influence a horse differently. Some horses might even have a preference. Conditions, such as a wet surface due to rain, may also have a dramatic impact on the outcome of a racing event.

What is a Triple Crown in horseracing?

The Triple Crown is an esteemed title awarded to a three-year-old thoroughbred that wins three specific major races in a single year. In the United States, these are the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes. Winning the Triple Crown is a rare and noteworthy accomplishment, signifying a horse’s exceptional capability and endurance.

What does the bloodline of a horse mean in racing terms?

The bloodline is a very important factor in a racehorse’s success. It can indicate its speed, endurance, and temperament. Breeders use a horse’s pedigree to predict its potential. They also match stallions and mares in order to produce offspring that have desirable racing characteristics.

What are the betting odds for horse racing?

In horse racing odds represent the probability of an outcome. The odds are usually expressed in fractions or decimals, and they can show how much a better might win if he wins. Odds can fluctuate based on the amount of money wagered on each horse and can vary up until the race begins. The seasoned bettors will monitor these changes in order to make informed betting decisions.

How do you determine a horse’s level of fitness before a race starts?

The fitness of a horse is determined by a combination veterinary examinations, trainer observations and performance during workouts. Trainers watch for changes in the horse’s behavior during training while vets are looking out for signs that it is injured or sick. The horse’s behavior before the race also provides insight into how ready it is to compete.


  • Australia hosts more than 19,000 horse races annually, making it home to one of the busiest racing calendars globally.
  • The Thoroughbred industry in the United Kingdom heralds over £3 billion in economic output annually.
  • The Kentucky Derby, one of the most watched horse racing events, has attracted over 150,000 spectators in a single event.
  • As of the latest reports, the horse racing industry contributes approximately $40 billion annually to the U.S. economy.
  • The average racing career of a Thoroughbred horse spans approximately three to four years, after which many pursue breeding or other equestrian activities.

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How to evaluate track conditions for horses

Analyzing the track surface involves understanding how different surfaces can affect a horse’s performances. The weather can make dirt tracks go from being fast, firm and dry to sloppy. Turf courses also have a wide range of variability. Synthetic tracks tend to be more consistent but can also be affected by temperature. Past performances of horses can indicate their preference for specific conditions. Be sure to check the current condition of the track and take into account any changes that have occurred since the previous race when you place your bets.