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Premier Jump Action North of the Border – Great British Racing

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The popular course will host the two-day bet365 Scottish Cheltenham Trials fixture this weekend.

The ITV cameras will focus on the action at the course, situated on the banks of the Firth of Forth just outside Edinburgh, on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 of February.

Prizemoney totaling £430,000 is up for grabs attracting some of the top trainers, jockeys and owners to a particularly picturesque corner of Scotland.

The meeting kicks off with the Frodon Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase.

The race is named in honour of one of jump racing’s most popular horses.

Recently-retired Frodon won at the Scottish Cheltenham Trials meeting in 2017 before going on to record Grade 1 wins in the Ryanair Chase and the King George VI Chase later in his career.

The feature race of Saturday’s card is the Edinburgh National.

It will be the first £100,000 jumps race held at Musselburgh and it is expected to attract Grand National hopefuls taking their next step towards Aintree.

Mighty Thunder was successful in the marathon chase three years ago before making the trip to Ayr from Lucinda Russell’s Perthshire base little more than two months later to land the Scottish Grand National.

The Scottish County Hurdle and the Scottish Stayers’ Novices’ Hurdle are other notable races on an superb opening day card.

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