Having been put back by a little over a week on account of a waterlogged track, the Welsh National takes place on Saturday and it will not be a race for the faint hearted. The race is often run in testing conditions and this renewal will be no different.
Run over a distance of three miles and six furlongs, a slogger is often required. A horse that fits the bill is the one the layers are running scared of, Rebecca Curtis’ Teaforthree. The nine-year-old has bottlomless stamina, goes on soft ground and has been trained for the race. A run in the Hennessy will have teed him up nicely, but this has not been lost by bet365 who price him up at 3/1.
Chepstow is a course that does take some knowing and a horse with form at the Welsh track is Giles Cross who finished second in the 2011 renewal. Victor Dartnall’s yard is still under a cloud, but if he is fit and well he is sure to give a good account and can be backed at 8/1.