The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
Boric closes in on double
Boric bids for backto-back wins in the Highland National on the final day of the Perth Festival today.
Simon Waugh’s Northumberland raider, ridden by regular partner Callum Bewley, faces 11 rivals in the £25,000 marathon which is staged over three and three-quarter miles at the Scone track.
Morpeth-based Waugh said of his stable star: “He’s fine and in good form. With a bit of luck and all being well he should run a big race.”
Among the opposition to Boric are Milborough, winner of the 2015 Eider Chase for Ayrshire trainer Ian Duncan, Sandy Thomson’s 2016 Scottish Borders National winner Harry The Viking, and recent Midlands Grand National third Ballymalin representing Nigel and Sam Twiston-Davies. l Today’s race cards – Page 48