Cheltenham hero could be heading for Ayr

SIMONSIG, winner of the Racing Post Arkle Chase at Cheltenham could be heading to Ayr’s Coral Scottish Grand National Festival.

The Nicky Henderson trained horse is a possible runner in the Arcadia Consulting William Dickie & Mary Robertson Future Champion Chase on April 20 at the track.

The presence of Simonsig, owned by businessman Ronnie Bartlett, is sure to boost the crowd at Scotland’s richest race meeting.

It was announced last week that prize money for the two day Festival has been boosted by £100,000 to more than £500,000.

Advance ticket sales for the meeting are going well and for more details on racing at Ayr call 01292 264179 or go online at www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk .