Dating back to 1895, the Welsh Grand National was originally run in Cardiff until the course closed in 1939, before making its home at Chepstow in 1949. It moved around the calendar until it became a permanent fixture between Christmas and New Year in 1979, and the 3m6f marathon has been sponsored by Coral since 1973. Winners of the race have claimed other big prizes with Bindaree and Silver Birch winning the Aintree Grand National, and 2010 winner Synchronised winning the 2012 Cheltenham Gold Cup.
- Welsh Grand National
- Chepstow Racecourse, St Lawrence Road, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 6BE
- Chepstow Racecourse (chepstow-racecourse.co.uk)
Welsh Grand National Key Betting Trends
Favourites have enjoyed a renaissance recently with three of the last five coming home first, and Chepstow form appears crucial with eight of the last 12 winners having at least one previous success at the course. Experience in marathon races is also important with eight of the last 12 winners having at least one previous run over 28 furlongs or further, and five of the last 12 winners having at least one previous win over 28 furlongs or further.
Welsh Grand National Free Bets and Betting Offers
Improve betting odds on Welsh Grand National with the best UK horse racing sites. Coral offers continued support for both the Welsh and Scottish Nationals and usually offer £20 in free bets after placing a first £5 bet. Novibet typically offers new customers £20 in free bets when you bet your first £20, Sky Bet usually offers £30 in free bets when you place your first £5 bet, and Paddy Power typically offers a risk-free £20 bet for new customers – money refunded if your first bet loses.
Welsh Grand National Tips & TV Streaming
Terrestrial coverage of the Welsh Grand National is available on ITV, with Sky Racing providing comprehensive coverage of every race at the meeting.