Scottish Grand National: Win My Wings secures impressive 1-2 for Christian Williams

Christian Williams enjoyed a triumphant afternoon in Ayr as Win My Wings led home stablemate Kitty's Light in the Scottish Grand National.

Welsh trainer Christian Williams stole the headlines on Saturday afternoon as he watched both Win My Wings and Kitt's Light impress in Ayr.

Williams saddled the top two in the Coral Trophy in Kempton back in February, and has now overseen a 1-2 in the Scottish Grand National.

But of the two stablemates, it was Win My Wings who ran home the victor, with Irish jockey Rob James riding with extreme confidence.

James managed to settle his mare in mid-division early on and bided his time before making a late dart to the outside to join Ask A Honey Bee at the front of the pack.

Win My Wings showed excellent stamina late on, thriving as others such as Major Dundee and Ashtown Lad began to tire.

After pulling clear, James allowed her to coast home after the last, while Kitty's Light stubbornly held on to second, seven lengths adrift from the race winner.

Major Dundee's late effort was rewarded with third place, while Fidux came home fourth.

Following his success, Williams said "We came here with two horses we thought could win the race, so we put pressure on ourselves to win.

"People say you've got to embrace the day, but we genuinely thought we brought here two horses we could win. They're two wonderful horses."

When asked about his training with Win My Wings, Williams added: "She always looked like a good mare and we knew she was a good horse. We've given her so much time to mature and she was ready at this stage in her career to step into this division.

"We can't give too much of what we do away! We train them on sand and take them along quietly. Mostly though you need good horses and good owners, if not you're in trouble from the start."

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