Collonges Ayr raid

NEPTUNE Collonges is set to carry top weight in Saturday’s Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr.

Paul Nicholls’ 10-year-old won the Argento Chase in January before finishing eighth in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, a race he had been third and fourth in earlier in his career.

Howard Johnson has left in Tidal Bay, who was still travelling well when getting rid of Brian Hughes at the 10th fence at Aintree.

Others who could be set for a quick reappearance after Aintree are Chief Dan George, West End Rocker and That’s Rhythm.

Blazing Bailey has been aimed at the race by Alan King while Gordon Elliott could run his Cheltenham winner Chicago Grey.

Tim Vaughan’s Beshabar was second to Chicago Grey at the Festival and could reoppose.

Minella Four Star, The Minack, Fair Along, Be There In Five and Poker De Sivola are also among the 47 possibles.

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