The Scottish Open 2004.

Although Individual meetings are not generally popular, Edinburgh's Scottish Open has never lost its status and is eagerly awaited by the Armadale fans. They were delighted in 2004 when Monarchs' young Aussie Rory Schlein  gave further evidence of his rise to prominence by romping away with the Trophy. Here he is at the gate for his opening ride in heat 4, with international opposition from Robert Mikolajczk (Poland), Mads Korneliussen (Denmark) and Carl Stonehewer (England)

Photographer: Jimmy Grant.