2023 Welsh Grand National Betting Odds at Chepstow racecourse

Wednesday, 27 December 2023

The Welsh Grand National is a great each-way betting race, with as many as twenty runners lining up at Chepstow Racecourse. It’s all about studying the form and potentially backing more than one horse in order to try and land a winner for this prestigious race which is sponsored every year by Coral.

Quick Wave was impressive this season and has been installed as the market leader, although there are certain to be some big-priced runners finishing in the frame and that could lead punters to look further down the betting order. Pats Fancy, Gericault Roque and Ashtown Lad are potential candidates.

27/12 14:50Best Odds
Unibet
The Big DogThe Big Dog
Unibet14/1
14/1
Ashtown LadAshtown Lad
Unibet14/1
14/1
The Galloping BearThe Galloping Bear
Unibet14/1
14/1
Ask Me EarlyAsk Me Early
Unibet16/1
16/1
IwilldoitIwilldoit
Unibet16/1
16/1
RapperRapper
Unibet16/1
16/1
Longhouse PoetLonghouse Poet
Unibet16/1
16/1
Le MilosLe Milos
Unibet20/1
20/1
The Two AmigosThe Two Amigos
Unibet20/1
20/1
The Big BreakawayThe Big Breakaway
Unibet20/1
20/1
Midnight TuneMidnight Tune
Unibet20/1
20/1
Secret ReprieveSecret Reprieve
Unibet20/1
20/1
ThreeunderthrufiveThreeunderthrufive
Unibet20/1
20/1
RightplacerightimeRightplacerightime
Unibet20/1
20/1
Quick WaveQuick Wave
Unibet20/1
20/1
Royale PagailleRoyale Pagaille
Unibet20/1
20/1
Dr KanangaDr Kananga
Unibet20/1
20/1
Grumpy CharleyGrumpy Charley
Unibet25/1
25/1
Screaming ColoursScreaming Colours
Unibet25/1
25/1
PunitivePunitive
Unibet25/1
25/1
Gold Cup BaillyGold Cup Bailly
Unibet25/1
25/1
Young DevYoung Dev
Unibet25/1
25/1
Mac TottieMac Tottie
Unibet25/1
25/1
Pats FancyPats Fancy
Unibet25/1
25/1
Our PowerOur Power
Unibet25/1
25/1
Hold That TaughtHold That Taught
Unibet25/1
25/1
Gericault RoqueGericault Roque
Unibet25/1
25/1
Major DundeeMajor Dundee
Unibet25/1
25/1
SlipwaySlipway
Unibet25/1
25/1
Ramses De TeilleeRamses De Teillee
Unibet25/1
25/1
Bristol De MaiBristol De Mai
Unibet25/1
25/1
Escaria TenEscaria Ten
Unibet25/1
25/1
Kitty's LightKitty's Light
Unibet25/1
25/1
EnriloEnrilo
Unibet25/1
25/1
Truckers LodgeTruckers Lodge
Unibet25/1
25/1
Mr IncredibleMr Incredible
Unibet25/1
25/1
HewickHewick
Unibet33/1
33/1
Lieutenant RoccoLieutenant Rocco
Unibet33/1
33/1
Frontal AssaultFrontal Assault
Unibet33/1
33/1
FiddlerontheroofFiddlerontheroof
Unibet33/1
33/1
Lord Du MesnilLord Du Mesnil
Unibet33/1
33/1
Hill SixteenHill Sixteen
Unibet33/1
33/1
DominateurDominateur
Unibet33/1
33/1
Captain DrakeCaptain Drake
Unibet33/1
33/1
FantastikasFantastikas
Unibet33/1
33/1
MovethechainsMovethechains
Unibet33/1
33/1
Five Star GetawayFive Star Getaway
Unibet33/1
33/1
Strong EconomyStrong Economy
Unibet33/1
33/1
Time To Get UpTime To Get Up
Unibet33/1
33/1
Flash CollongesFlash Collonges
Unibet33/1
33/1
DusartDusart
Unibet33/1
33/1
Nestor ParkNestor Park
Unibet33/1
33/1
FortescueFortescue
Unibet33/1
33/1
VanillierVanillier
Unibet33/1
33/1
Knight In DubaiKnight In Dubai
Unibet33/1
33/1
Empire SteelEmpire Steel
Unibet33/1
33/1
Minella DramaMinella Drama
Unibet33/1
33/1
Ask A Honey BeeAsk A Honey Bee
Unibet33/1
33/1
Velvet ElvisVelvet Elvis
Unibet33/1
33/1
Cool MixCool Mix
Unibet33/1
33/1
El Paso WoodEl Paso Wood
Unibet33/1
33/1
Fontaine CollongesFontaine Collonges
Unibet33/1
33/1
Omar MarettiOmar Maretti
Unibet33/1
33/1
Eva's OskarEva's Oskar
Unibet33/1
33/1
De Young WarriorDe Young Warrior
Unibet33/1
33/1
Your Own StoryYour Own Story
Unibet33/1
33/1
Super SurvivorSuper Survivor
Unibet33/1
33/1
Long House PoetLong House Poet
Unibet33/1
33/1
Tim PatTim Pat
Unibet40/1
40/1
Oscar EliteOscar Elite
Unibet40/1
40/1
Mighty ThunderMighty Thunder
Unibet40/1
40/1
Cape GentlemanCape Gentleman
Unibet40/1
40/1
French ParadoxeFrench Paradoxe
Unibet40/1
40/1
Full BackFull Back
Unibet40/1
40/1
Secret InvestorSecret Investor
Unibet40/1
40/1
Nearly PerfectNearly Perfect
Unibet40/1
40/1
FrodonFrodon
Unibet40/1
40/1
Musical SlaveMusical Slave
Unibet40/1
40/1
Sam BrownSam Brown
Unibet40/1
40/1
Enjoy D'allenEnjoy D'allen
Unibet40/1
40/1
D'jangoD'jango
Unibet50/1
50/1
Streets Of DoyenStreets Of Doyen
Unibet50/1
50/1
MarownMarown
Unibet50/1
50/1
Regina DraconesRegina Dracones
Unibet50/1
50/1
FiduxFidux
Unibet50/1
50/1
CopperheadCopperhead
Unibet50/1
50/1
BlaklionBlaklion
Unibet50/1
50/1
La Cavsa NostraLa Cavsa Nostra
Unibet50/1
50/1
The WolfThe Wolf
Unibet50/1
50/1
The Ferry MasterThe Ferry Master
Unibet50/1
50/1
Cooper's CrossCooper's Cross
Unibet50/1
50/1
WayfinderWayfinder
Unibet50/1
50/1
Small PresentSmall Present
Unibet50/1
50/1
Southfield HarvestSouthfield Harvest
Unibet50/1
50/1
ChameronChameron
Unibet50/1
50/1
WouldubewellWouldubewell
Unibet66/1
66/1
Gats And CoGats And Co
Unibet66/1
66/1
Regal EncoreRegal Encore
Unibet66/1
66/1
MoroderMoroder
Unibet66/1
66/1

2022 Welsh Grand National Tips

Quick Wave has secured back to back victories and looks to have a lively chance when it comes to the 2022 Coral Welsh Grand National. The nine-year-old won the Winners Wear Cavani Menswear London National Handicap Chase at Sandown Racecourse on 3 December, with this coming after nearly a year away from the track.

Ask Me Early is trained by Harry Fry and is more favourably weighted by the handicapper, with the horse finishing third in the Paul Ferguson Jumpers To Follow Handicap Chase in early November, while the eight-year-old has previously scored a number of successes at Chepstow to show he can act at the course.

The Big Dog returned after nearly a year away from racing to claim a win at Limerick in late October. Sent off at 16/1, he delighted his backers when winning a National Handicap Chase and there came another surprise win when obliging at Navan when fending off a number of quality horses in the Bar One Racing Troytown Handicap Chase.

The Galloping Bear is also trading at single figure odds and there was plenty to like about his win in the Surrey National Handicap Chase back in January when the horse lined up at Lingfield Park. Pats Fancy is a seven-year-old trained by Rebecca Curtis who might come on from a seasonal appearance at Chepstow.


2021 Welsh Grand National Betting Tips

The Coral Welsh Grand National Handicap Chase takes place at Chepstow Racecourse on 27 December, with a couple of horses currently trading at single figure prices. However, the nature of the race is that it’s a wide open encounter which is run over three miles, six-and-a-half furlongs, with Ask Me Early and Secret Reprieve the horses most fancied by punters right now.

Ask Me Early is trained by Harry Fry and he’s had an impressive strike rate thus far, with the horse winning a Novice Hurdle at Exeter in early November. It appears that wind surgery has had the desired effect, with Sean Bowen giving the runner a brilliant spin beforehand when winning a handicap chase at Uttoxeter.

Meanwhile, Secret Reprieve is another lively contender and this one is trained by Evan Williams who will hope to win the Welsh National in his own country. The seven-year-old hasn’t run for the best part of a year, although James Bowen rode the horse to a victory in the Welsh National Trial Handicap Chase.

Can a Paul Nicholls Runner Win the 2021 Welsh Grand National?

Threeunderthrufive might only be six years old, although this runner is bidding for a consecutive hat-trick of victories and he might just be the best chance that Paul Nicholls has when it comes to the 2021 Welsh National. Having finished second in a Novices’ Chase at Chepstow, the horse has since recorded wins at Exeter and Cheltenham, with the recent win occurring over three miles.

Highland Hunter finished fifth in the 2021 Midlands Grand National and the eight-year-old certainly looks as though he has the stamina to last the distance when it comes to soft going at Chepstow Racecourse. The low win rate is something of a concern, although there was a victory at Carlisle in a handicap chase at odds of 11/8.

Perhaps it will be Next Destination who ends up in the winners’ enclosure, with the horse having finished either first or second in his previous four outings. Second place in the Sam Vestey National Hunt Challenge Cup Novices' Chase was a decent showing when the horse was runner-up behind Galvin.


Potters Corner and Yala Enki Head the Betting

While the racecard and the betting market will take shape as we get closer to the start of the race, it appears as though Potters Corner is a likely runner and the ten-year-old was recently seen running a decent race in the Cross Country Chase at the November Cheltenham meeting, with the Christian Williams-trained charge finishing in third place.

That run was much needed considering the horse hadn’t been seen at the track for nearly a year, with Williams hoping that Potters Corner comes on for that run and we should remember that the horse won last year’s Welsh National after going off a mark of 10-4, with the runner touching off Truckers Lodge and Yala Enki.

Yala Enki could also return to Chepstow Racecourse for another bite of the cherry and there wasn’t a huge gap between the horse and the winner of the Welsh National a year ago, with the Paul Nicholls runner capable of finishing in the frame again after such a creditable run on heavy ground.

Indeed, the ten-year-old showed plenty of class when finishing second in the recent Planteur At Chapel Stud Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse over three miles and three furlongs, with the runner only getting touched off by a short head.

Ramses De Teillee was the winner of that particular race and has therefore announced his credentials to run a big race at Chepstow, with the David Pipe-trained horse impressing in that Cheltenham race despite some erratic jumping and perhaps a smoother completion of obstacles could see him oblige by a bigger margin.

The History of the Welsh Grand National

It’s fair to say that this is the biggest horse race that takes place in Wales, with Chepstow Racecourse hosting this event since 1949 and it always has pride of place on 27 December which makes it a festive race fixture for racegoers looking to enjoy some spectacles during their holiday.

Potters Corner, Raz De Maree and Elegant Escape are among the most recent winners on the Welsh National race card, although Native River was a high profile victor in 2016 and the Welsh horse then went on to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 2018.

The race was first inaugurated in 1895 and therefore has a long and proud history, with the race first taking place at Ely Racecourse in Cardiff, with the course closing shortly before the Second World War and it shortly afterwards moved to Chepstow.