Welsh Grand National Odds

Looking for betting odds ahead of the 2023 Welsh Grand National? You can find all the Welsh Grand National runners below with the latest betting odds ahead of the race. The race is held at Chepstow in December, meaning the ground is typically quite soft, impacting the racing at the event over 3 miles and 6 furlongs which is a grand total of 6,154 metres.

Welsh Grand National Betting

The Welsh Grand National is one of the biggest horse races in Wales, as a Premier Handicap Steeplechase during National Hunt season. Horses aged 4 and above can race in the Welsh National as it is based along similar lines to the Aintree Grand National. However, this race dates back to 1895, meaning this race is older than anybody in the world, which means there is a lot of history to unpack in this event, with all that history leading up to this years race. We've seen racecourse changes from Ely to Newport and now to Chepstow. We've seen a number of successful trainers since the change to Chepstow, but the most successful trainer has been the legendary Martin Pipe, who, if you're a horse racing novice, may recognise from the Martin Pipe Handicap. Martin Pipe won five Welsh Grand Nationals and three of those were with former BetUK ambassador Peter Scudamore. Scudamore also happens to be the most successful jockey in the history of the Welsh Grand National, winning his first event with John Spearing before working with Martin Pipe.

Welsh Grand National Odds

With around 20 runners every year, the Welsh Grand National is a difficult race to bet on, similar to a handicap race where a lot of horses struggle to reach their potential due to the big field. For example, in the 2022 race, 12 jockeys failed to cross the finish line last year due to non-runners, horses pulling up or the jockeys falling. Instances of this are the likes of Ask me Early, The Galloping Bear and Quick Wave, who were the three favourites in the race before 16/1 The Two Amigos came out victorious. This isn't guaranteed every year but more often than not, we see strong horses fail to live up to expectations while the outsiders can swoop in and cause a shock result at gigantic odds. A good example of this comes from the 2015 race, the horse Mountainous won at odds of 20/1 but since then, we have regularly seen smaller odds for the horses that have won the race.

In the last 12 years, the favourite in the Welsh Grand National odds hasn't performed bad at all, you can find the exact results of the favourite between 2011 and 2022.

  • Winner: 3 Times
  • Runner-Up: Once
  • Pulled Up: 4 Times
  • Finished outside top 3: 4 Times

Trends for Betting on Welsh Grand National

  • 7/25 runners from Ireland have placed at the Welsh Grand National
  • Season Form – 11/12 winners had at least 2 runs that season, 7/12 winners had at least 1 win that season
  • Rating – 10/12 winners were rated 131 or higher
  • 7/12 winners were in the top 3 in the betting
  • Last Run – 6 of the last 12 winners won on their last run before the Welsh Grand National, 12/12 winners ran within the last 49 days
  • Paul Nicholls has had 36 runners in this race, 16 have placed in the top three.
  • The last 20 winners have all had odds of under 20/1.

If the above has you looking for more Welsh Grand National tips, check out our horse racing tips for all of our tips and predictions ahead of the weekends racing.

How do Welsh Grand National Winners perform at Cheltenham?

After winning the Welsh Grand National, the natural movement for a horse is to pursue a victory at the Cheltenham Festival. Three out of the last 10 winners have gone on to race at the Cheltenham Gold Cup later in the year; however, they have failed to perform and only Native River has finished in the top three of the race. Potters Corner and Elegant Escape also ran at the following years Cheltenham Festival but neither were successful.

What happened at the 2022 Welsh Grand National?

The 2022 Welsh Grand National was won by the Two Amigos, a ten-year-old horse rode by David Prichard for Ricky Martin. The horse began the race at odds of 16/1, 10 of the horses that begun the race pulled up including the two favourites Quick Wave and Ask me Early. Other horses that finished in the top three were the Big Breakaway and The Big Dog.

Everything you need to know to bet on Welsh Grand National day.

When is the Welsh Grand National?

The Welsh Grand National is currently scheduled to take place on the 27th of December 2023 at Chepstow racecourse

When will the betting odds be available for the Welsh Grand National?

Similar to any national hunt race, you'll be able to bet Ante post on the Welsh Grand National, this means you'll be able to bet on the event before December 27th. Welsh Grand National betting odds should be available around a month before the event but the full card won't be confirmed until closer to the event and that is the best time to predict who will join Welsh Grand National winners.

What other races are on Welsh Grand National Day?

Over the course of the day, there are seven races available for players to bet on. You can find more events that you can bet on, during Welsh Grand National day by using our horse racing betting page.

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