2012 Welsh Grand National Betting Preview
The 2012 Welsh Grand National will be run at Chepstow Racecourse this Saturday over a distance of three miles and five furlongs with twenty-two fences to be jumped.
The Welsh Grand National has improved in quality significantly in recent years and is now considered a legitimate lead-up race to the Aintree Grand National and even the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
The race was originally scheduled to be run on Boxing Day but was postponed because of bad weather and now be run with a field of twenty-three runners.
The favourite in the 2012 Welsh Grand National betting market at Bet365 is nine-year-old gelding Teaforthree who is currently available at odds of 3/1.
He is followed in the betting market by Viking Blond (13/2), Michel Le Bon (13/2) and Sona Sasta (7/1).
Grand National races are always incredible tough to predict so our team of horse racing experts have put together all the relevant betting statistics and form guide facts to help you pick a winner in this very tricky betting race.
2012 Welsh Grand National Form Facts and Betting Statistics
– The 2011 Welsh Grand National was won by Richard Lee-trained Le Beau Bai who was ridden by Charlie Poste.
– Lee has Incentivise in this year’s race while Poste is currently without a ride.
– Le Beau Bai started the 2011 Welsh Grand National on the fourth line of betting. Giles Cross is currently on the fourth line of betting at Bet365.
- Master Overseer, Monbeg Dude, Sona Sasta, Cool Operator and Arbor Supreme are the only last start winners in the field.
– Giles Cross, Katenko, Master Overseer, Michel Le Bon, Mon Mome and Monbeg Dude have all previously won at Grade 3 level.
– Giles Cross is returning from a spell of 266 days.
- Quartz De Thaix, Universal Soldier, Master Overseer, Major Malarkey, Cool Operator and Arbor Supreme all produced career best performances at their last starts.
2012 Welsh Grand National Trifecta Tip
Master Overseer (12/1) from Giles Cross (8/1) and Monberg Dude (12/1)
Master Overseer produced a brilliant performance in the Grade 3 Majordomo Hospitality Handicap Chase at Cheltenham in December and appears well placed in the Welsh Grand National. The son of Old Vic has an excellent winning percentage and is currently available at excellent odds.
Giles Cross is an exceptional gelding who has not raced since being pulled-up in the Aintree Grand National. However, he has a strong first-up record and has been well backed with bookmakers during the week.
Monberg Dude scored the biggest victory of his career in the Grade 3 Henrietta Knight Handicap Chase and will carry the same weight in this race. He is a consistent jumper who should feature in the finish.
You can get the best odds for the Welsh Grand National and every other race this weekend at Bet365.
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