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Scottish Grand National 2024: Willie Mullins’ Macdermott wins in photo finish

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Jamie Snowden’s Git Maker – the lowest-priced finisher at 8-1 – came third while Mullins-trained Klarc Kent (50-1), Ontheropes (66-1) and Spanish Harlem (12-1) finished fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.

Ballygrifincottage (16-1), trained by Dan Skelton, Mullins’ closest challenger for the champion trainer title, was seventh.

Despite picking up so many places in the biggest remaining race of the jump season, Willie Mullins was not ready to celebrate victory just yet as he bids to become Ireland’s first British champion trainer in 70 years.

“I am delighted Danny did it, it’s fantastic,” he said. “[There is a] bit to go yet, but we are involved in it and it looks very good.”

Danny Mullins was equally circumspect about his uncle’s chances, adding: “It’s far from over. The Skeltons are true battlers and they will be coming at us all next week, but we are doing well.”

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