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Welsh Grand National to be run in testing conditions


The ground at Chepstow Racecourse has eased to soft, good to soft in places after a deluge of rain fell on the course overnight. Keep up-to-date on the latest Welsh Grand National news at Grand-national.uk.

Welsh Grand National to be run in testing conditions


The Coral Welsh Grand National gets underway at 2:50 this afternoon at Chepstow Racecourse and the contest is set to be run in extremely testing conditions after 13mm of rain fell overnight. Further showers are set to hit the course before the start of the race, forecasters predicting that bet5ween 15mm and 20mm could fall in the morning.

Libby O’Flaherty, clerk of the course, said earlier this morning:

“We’ve had 13mm since the early hours this morning and we’re forecast for more rainfall on and off through the day. It’ll be heavy at times and windy as well, so it’s highly likely that conditions are going to ease throughout the day.

“Everyone’s been saying to me it’ll be a proper Welsh Grand National, as it isn’t a proper Welsh National unless there’s a fair bit of rain! We’re expecting a big crowd, with hospitality sold out, and despite the rain we’re expecting plenty of runners to stand their ground in the big one.”

 As the race creeps ever closer, a field of twenty runners remains for the contest with Super Survivor and Autonomous Cloud the two favourites at odds of 5/1 and 7/1 respectively.

You can keep up-to-date on the very latest runners, riders and best odds for the 2023 Welsh Grand National at the Welsh Grand National.