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Horse racing at Chepstow
Chepstow is one of three racecourses in Wales, the others being at Bangor-on-Dee and at Ffos Las, and first staged racing in 1926. It is a 2m left-handed undulating circuit used for both flat and jumps racing. The latter is the feature as far as Hurdle Bet is concerned and the track is home to the Coral Welsh Grand National, run on December 27th, as well as three other big races which have produced subsequent winners at the Cheltenham Festival and Aintree’s Grand National meeting. Among winners of the Coral Welsh Grand National are Burrough Hill Lad, who landed the spoils in 1983 before triumphing in the Cheltenham Gold Cup less than three months later. His trainer Jenny Pitman had the previous season saddled Corbiere to win the Welsh and Aintree Nationals. More recent winners of both the Welsh and the Aintree Grand National are Bindaree and Silver Birch. The 2010 winner, Synchronised went on to win the 2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup. The two big jumps meetings at the track take place in October and December and traditionally throw-up a whole host of subsequent winners.
Chepstow tips on offer at Hurdle Bet
The first big jumps meeting to come under the Hurdle Bet spotlight is the two day meeting in October, featuring the valuable Grade 3 Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle and the Grade 2 Persian War Novices’ Hurdle. Fingal Bay (2011) and Blaklion (2014) won the latter before going on to taste Cheltenham Festival success. The Coral Welsh Grand National has been won by a whole host of top class performers. Native River defied top weight in style to win the latest renewal and the Colin Tizzard trained seven-year-old is currently second-favourite to complete the double in National Hunt racing’s blue riband contest in March. The Grade 1 Finale Juvenile Hurdle, which is run the same day as the Welsh National, was won in scintillating style by Defi Du Seuil. The Philip Hobbs trained five-year-old has a huge engine and potent turn of foot, so currently heads the betting for the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Chepstow form clearly has a big influence on races at the Festival so don’t miss out on Chepstow tips at Hurdle Bet.