Mighty Thunder collects the Scottish National in fine style

Victory in the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr on Sunday went to the Lucinda Russell trained Mighty Thunder.

Lucinda Russell and her partner Peter Scudamore, train Mighty Thunder in Kinross and finished as an 8-1 chance for his latest National assignment following victory in the Edinburgh National at Musselburgh and then coming second in the Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter on his last two starts.

Rounding the home turn, it looked like Sandy Thomson could saddle the first two home, with 7-1 favourite Dingo Dollar and his stablemate The Ferry Master clear at the head of affairs.

However, Mighty Thunder responded to jockey Tom Scudamore’s urgings to close the gap and reeled in Dingo Dollar on the run-in to land a popular success by three-quarters of a length.

Irish raider Mister Fogpatches beat The Ferry Master to third place.

Mighty Thunder is the first home-trained winner of Scotland’s most famous jumps race since Merigo in 2012.

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