Native River the winner of the 2016 Welsh Grand National
Native River the winner of the 2016 Welsh Grand National

Welsh Grand National 2018

The 2018 Welsh Grand National will be one of the highlights of the racing over Christmas, and a host of classy staying handicappers will bid for glory in the Chepstow showpiece on December 27, as they look to finally in the footsteps of the 2017 winner Raz De Maree, who landed the prize at 16/1 in an energy-sapping contest.

2017 Welsh Grand National Result

  1. Raz De Maree - J Bowen - G Cromwell 16/1
  2. Alfie Spinner - R Patrick (5) - K Lee 33/1
  3. Final Nudge - A Coleman - D Dennis 12/1
  4. Vintage Clouds - D Cook - S Smith 7/1 Fav

One of the biggest betting races of the festive period, the Welsh Grand National Odds is always wide open with a host of top stables represented for the prestigious prize, with some looking to use this race as a springboard to Aintree Grand National glory later in the year.

The Welsh National history goes back to 1895 when it was first run and the Chepstow racecourse took over the running of the Coral Welsh National in 1948. The Welsh National is the first of the Grand Nationals of the season and as such is always eagerly awaited. It is run very early in the season with the other three major Nationals, the Grand National at Aintree, the Irish National at Fairyhouse in Ireland and the Scottish National at Ayr all taking place at the end of the season

2018 Welsh National Betting Guide

Our aim for our readers is to share with you some of the key elements of having a bet on this great race. We aim to provide you with all the main elements of the Welsh National betting information that will assist you in narrowing down you Coral Welsh National selection and you can now check out our Welsh National tip. By the very fact that the Welsh National takes place at the early stage of the season and in the middle of winter the ground always plays a major part when considering the Welsh National form.

Once you have come up with the horse you want to back for the race make sure you check out our Welsh National free bets which come from all the major Online Bookmakers and are available for first time users to their sites

Welsh Grand National Runners 2018

There will always be a decent sized field for the Welsh Grand National as it gives the stayers out there the chance to claim a big prize, the weather can play a big part in the size of the field particularly if we get heavy conditions as normal at Christmas. At this stage we have some excellent potential Welsh Grand National Runners with the likes of Synchronised, Maktu, Watamu Bay and Dream Alliance all holding entries to the race at this early stage. We will get a better idea of potential runners for the the big arce when the weights are announced with connections left with some tough decisions, have their runners beeen trated failty or will they scratch if they disagree with the handicapper?

Welsh Grand National Form Guide 2018

Punters are well advised to keep across the Welsh Grand National Form Guide before making a bet on the big race at Chepstow; it is one of those races where the form of the runners going into the race is all important with the tough conditions. We will be following all of the main contenders in the betting right up until race day as we pick out all the key performances that will have a big bearing on the Chepstow showpiece.

The Form Guide will feature those most likely to feature at the business end of the race and punters should be looking for those horses that will suit the likely wet and heavy conditions, as well as those who have the experience over the trip on the card at Chepstow.

Welsh Grand National Tips

The Welsh Grand National is one of the biggest races on the National Hunt Calendar and is the biggest day of the year for Chepstow Racecourse, with that in mind it is also a huge betting event with plenty of money wagered over the Christmas period. Punters across Wales and the UK will be looking to get involved with the race meaning the Welsh Grand National Tips are always worth taking in. There are a number of general tips that are worth taking note of before making a bet while our editorial team will be pouring over the stats to give their tip for the race which has proven to be a tough one for punters over recent years..


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