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||Odds||Won/Lost||Bet|
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|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.
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*Odds correct as of 5th Jan, 15:32. Odds are subject to change.
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