Punters Should Go Down Bishops Road For Their Welsh Grand National Bet

Saturday 6th January 2017, 2.05pm - Welsh Grand National (Chepstow)

There is a real bonus for racing fans this weekend with the re-arranged Welsh Grand National taking place at Chepstow on Saturday afternoon. Rained off just after the Christmas, the Welsh track will be hoping round two is more successful, and we have a typically competitive field for one of the biggest handicap races of the season.

  • The Lee Family - Richard and then Kerry - have won the Welsh Grand National three times since 2011

Saturday 6th January - 2.05pm OddsWon/LostBet
Welsh Grand National    
Tips Bishops Road each way     Best Bet @ 16 / 1  

Competitive Betting Market

As you would expect, the betting market is a crowded one with any number of horses being fancied for one of the toughest tests in the sport.

Beware The Bear (10/1) has been fancied for the Chepstow race for some time, and Nicky Henderson has given the green light for him to run. Still relatively unexposed, the 8YO was last seen winning the Rehearsal Chase on soft ground at Newcastle which looks like very good form.

Chepstow can be a unique test for a horse but that won't be a worry for Wild West Wind supporters, with the Tom George trained horse having course form in the book. He won the Welsh National Trial in very similar conditions last month on seasonal debut, and should have more to come at 8/1 with Hills.

Chase The Spud is sure to ruin well for for the flying Fergal O'Brien with the ground and trip set to suit the 10-year-old. He beat Mysteree (8/1) in the Midlands Grand National last season before winning his seasonal debut at Haydock in November with plenty in hand, and as long as he can deal with a hefty hike, plenty will be backing him at 10/1 with Betfred.

Ask The Weatherman (12/1) is another contender as a prolific winner in the pointing sphere for Jack Barber, and he impressed at Exeter last time out.

Bishops Road Looks The Each Way Play

Richard Lee won the Welsh Grand National twice before handing th licence to his daughter Kerry, who followed that up with another success in the race with Mountainous in 2015. This year, Kerry Lee has Bishops Road in the field and he looks set to be ideally suited to the conditions. 10th last season off 154, he runs this weekend off 144, and looked in good form when chasing Beware The Bear home at Newcastle last month.

The heavy ground will be ideal and that means punters should back Bishops Road each-way at 16/1 with Bet Victor.

Latest Welsh Grand National Betting - Click To Bet

Visit Paddypower Visit Betfred Visit Ladbrokes Visit Coral Visit Bet365 Visit VCBet Visit Betfair Visit Williamhill
7 8 8 8 8 8 7 8
8 9 8 8 8 8 8 7
8 10 10 10 15/2 10 8 9
9 11 8 8 10 9 9 11
8 11 9 9 8 9 8 10
10 10 12 12 10 12 10 10
12 12 14 12 12 12 12 11
10 12 14 14 12 14 10 12
12 14 14 14 14 14 12 14
12 14 14 16 14 16 12 11
14 14 14 14 16 14 14 14
20 18 16 20 20 20 20 14
20 20 16 16 20 16 20 20
16 20 16 14 14 14 16 16
20 25 25 25 20 25 20 25
25 25 25 25 25 25 25 20
33 20 25 25 33 28 33 28
33 25 33 33 28 33 33 33
33 28 33 33 33 33 33 33
33 33 33 33 40 40 33 33

*Odds correct as of 5th Jan, 15:32. Odds are subject to change.


Posted: Friday, 5th January 2018

Archive - Previous 5 Horse-racing Articles

Kilbricken Storm Heads The Betting For Final Grade 1 Of Year Poetic Rhythm to hit the right tune in Challow Hurdle at Newbury
Kilbricken Storm Heads The Betting For Final Grade 1 Of Year
29th Dec
2017 Long Walk Hurdle Betting Preview Progressive Thomas Campbell to storm to Long Walk Hurdle win at Ascot
2017 Long Walk Hurdle Betting Preview
22nd Dec
Might Bite Looks The One To Beat On Boxing Day Clever Fox Norton Looks A Big Price For Stunning King George VI Chase At Kempton
Might Bite Looks The One To Beat On Boxing Day
22nd Dec
The New One Aiming For History Unexposed Melon Should Be Too Juicy For Experienced International Hurdle Rivals
The New One Aiming For History
15th Dec
King's Odyssey Tipped For Glory On Saturday Clan Des Obeaux favourite to win Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham
King's Odyssey Tipped For Glory On Saturday
14th Dec

Headline News

Leicester City V Fleetwood Town Betting Preview Leicester City to outclass Fleetwood Town in FA Cup replay at King Power Stadium
Leicester City V Fleetwood Town Betting Preview
2018 Career Builder Challenge Betting Preview Brendan Is A Steele For The Career Builder Challenge
2018 Career Builder Challenge Betting Preview
2018 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship Betting Preview Dustin Johnson to storm to Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship glory
2018 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship Betting Preview
Norwich Have Not Beaten Chelsea Since 1994 Rock Solid Chelsea Can Cruise To FA Cup Replay Win Against Norwich
Norwich Have Not Beaten Chelsea Since 1994

Bookmaker Offers

Paddy Power are offering new clients £20 in free bets. To claim this offer - create a new account, deposit and place an initial bet of £10 and Paddy Power will provide you with £20 in free bets.

Open Account - £20 Free Bet

Open a new account with Ladbrokes, have a bet of £10 and they'll give you a free bet of £50.

Open Account - £50 Free Bet

If your new to the bookmaker Coral, you can claim up to £30 in free bets. Register, deposit and place an initial bet of £10. Coral will then give you £30 in free bets. Visit Coral for full details.

Open Account - £30 Free Bet

Open an account with online bookmaker Bet Victor and get a £40. Have a £10 bet and Bet Victor will give you a free £40 bet.

Open Account - £40 Free Bet

Open a new account with Betfred and place an initial £10 bet and receive a free sports bet of £30 and an additional £30 casino bonus.

Open Account - £60 in Free Bets

Register as a new customer with William Hill using the promo code C30 and place an initial £10 bet to receive three £10 free bets.

Open Account - £30 Free Bet

Register a new account with Betfair and place 5 x £10 single bets and Betfair will give you a £20 free bet. Can be repeated up to 5 times.

Open Account - £100 in Free Bets

Online Casino

Online Casino Blackjack and Roulette Games

Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.

There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers

Sports Calendar - Betting Fixtures