Isle of Man-based racehorse owner Trevor Hemmings had success in Saturday’s Scottish Grand National at Ayr when Vicente (9/1f) got up to beat Cogry (18/1) by a neck in the near four-mile race. 

Hemmings only purchased Vicente shortly before the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree earlier in April following the death of his stable-star Many Clouds, a previous winner of the Aintree race, which left him without an entry in 2017’s event.

Vicente, however, got no further than the first fence in the National but was none the worse for his experience and redeemed himself with victory at Ayr. It was the horse’s second win in the race, having won the race last year too.