WELSH GRAND NATIONAL
WILD WEST WIND blew into contention for this with a convincing win in the mud here last time out.
He found time to idle three-quarters of the way around before finding more reserves of stamina to win going away.
That was over 3m but he gives the impression that he will stay all day, particularly in what could be horribly testing conditions.
He has few miles on the clock over fences and looks on a very fair mark as he steps up in class.
There seems little point in worrying about anything other than the mudlarks and Gordon Elliott has an interesting one in Folsom Blue.
He has been running over hurdles so hasn’t done any damage to his chasing mark, which looks reasonable. He has just left Mouse Morris to join the all-conquering Elliott string and this would be a nice prize to lift first-up.
He showed his staying power when finishing second in the Leinster National at Naas last season and he’ll need all that stamina here.
Ask The Weatherman is an interesting contender on just his fourth run over fences under Rules.
He showed promise when a close-up seventh in the Foxhunters at Cheltenham and he looks a thorough stayer.
He loved the mud when winning well at Exeter last month and there should be a lot of improvement to come.
If you’re looking for one at a massive price to pay the Christmas expenses, Buckhorn Timothy is intriguing as he has shown plenty over hurdles this winter. He loves deep ground and could sneak into the places.
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1.20 Shantou Rock
1.55 Jester Jet
3.05 Brandon Hill
12.35 Jaunty Flyer
1.05 Top Gamble
1.35 Dandy Duke
2.10 Famous Milly
2.50 Wild West Wind
3.20 Pure Vision
3.50 Mercy Mercy Me
Mullen’s star bet
2.50 Chepstow – WILD WEST WIND blew into contention for this with a convincing win in the mud here last time out (add to your betslip)
12.30 Some Reign
1.00 Three Ways
1.30 Albert’s Back
2.05 Pain Au Chocolat
2.40 Same Circus
3.15 Turtle Cask
2.15 Hello Brigette
2.45 Rizzle Dizzle
5.25 Bamako Du Chatelet