Talking Horses: Soldier Of Love can land sweet touch in Scottish National

By: Greg Wood Saturday 17 April 2021

Paul Nicholls can land major Ayr prize before being confirmed as Britain’s jumps champion trainer next weekend

Paul Nicholls will be confirmed as Britain’s champion trainer over jumps for the 12th time at Sandown next weekend and he can secure another big prize with Soldier Of Love (3.35) in the Scottish Grand National at Ayr on Sunday.

Like Vincente, who gave Nicholls his first win in this race in 2016, the eight-year-old is still a novice and while he was pulled up on heavy going at Cheltenham in November, he was highly progressive on better ground earlier in the campaign.

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