Chepstow racecourse is left-handed, galloping, severe undulations.
Wales’ other racecourse (along with Bangor-on Dee) and home to the Welsh National. Chepstow is one of the most testing tracks in the country, especially when the ground is testing, which brings stamina into play at all distances.
Notable Races: Persian War Novices’ Hurdle, Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle, Finale Juvenile Hurdle; and the Welsh Grand National of course. The latter is normally run on the 27th December and is contested by ‘Aintree’ types. Although seen as trial for the big race itself, ground conditions are normally in stark contrast to Aintree, where ‘good’ ground is often prevalent.
Bettingpro Notes: Before his retirement, Martin Pipe was the trainer that bookies feared, but that mantle has now passed to Paul Nicholls, whose runners should always command the utmost respect.