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67 Entered for the Coral Welsh Grand National

Racing
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21 November 2018

Raz De Maree entered to defend Welsh Grand National crown
MS PARFOIS ante-post favourite with sponsors Coral
 
A total of 67 horses have been entered for the Coral Welsh Grand National, which is due to take place at Chepstow Racecourse on Thursday 27 December.  The sponsors Coral make Anthony Honeyball’s mare MS PARFOIS the ante-post favourite at 8/1, following a string of impressive performances as a novice last season.
 
Colin Tizzard’s ELEGANT ESCAPE, currently favourite for Newbury’s Ladbrokes Trophy, is also entered. The ante-post second favourite with the sponsors at 10/1, Elegant Escape could look to follow a similar path to stablemate Native River who followed up victory at Newbury by winning the Coral Welsh Grand National in 2016 before going on to win the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup.
 
RAZ DE MAREE is entered by trainer Gavin Cromwell, a famous winner of the 2017 renewal (run in January 2018), aged thirteen, ridden by then sixteen-year-old jockey James Bowen.  Raz De Maree was also runner-up in the 2016 Coral Welsh Grand National.  
 
Bowen has since gone on to be nominated for BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year and for a Stobart Lester Award for Jump Ride of the Year for his Coral Welsh Grand National win.
The entries also feature dual Scottish Grand National Winner, VICENTE, trained by Paul Nicholls, in the famous colours of Trevor Hemmings whilst Bob Buckler enters his 2018 Midlands Grand National Winner REGAL FLOW.
Top Irish trainer Gordon Elliott enters a total of six horses, including MONBEG NOTORIOUS, DOUNIKOS and 2016 Irish Grand National winner, ROGUE ANGEL in the famous colours of Gigginstown House Stud. 
“It’s another typically high-class Coral Welsh Grand National set of entries, with our early favourite the mare Ms Parfois, following some high-class efforts as a novice, while second favourite Elegant Escape could head to Chepstow hoping to emulate his Colin Tizzard trained stablemate Native River, who completed the Ladbrokes Trophy, Welsh National double two years ago,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
 
Executive Director of Chepstow Racecourse, Phil Bell commented, “We are really looking forward to another fantastic Coral Welsh Grand National in December, with some fantastic entries.  The race has a habit of throwing up some real stars of the British jumping scene, whether they be superstar horses like 2016 winner Native River, or jockeys like James Bowen whose career has gone from strength to strength in the last twelve months.”
 
For more information, or to buy tickets to the Coral Welsh Grand National, please visit www.chepstow-racecourse.co.uk.  

Full entries for the 2018 Coral Welsh Grand National:

 

Race Details for 14:10 THE CORAL WELSH GRAND NATIONAL HANDICAP STEEPLE CHASE (CLASS 1)  (Grade 3) (52551), at CHEPSTOW on 27/12/2018

Animal

Age

Owner

Trainer

Ballyoptic (IRE)

8

Mills & Mason Partnership

Nigel Twiston-Davies 

American (FR)

8

The Jago Family Partnership

Harry Fry 

Yala Enki (FR)

8

Hills of Ledbury (Aga)

Venetia Williams 

Rock The Kasbah (IRE)

8

Mrs Diana L. Whateley

Philip Hobbs 

Regal Encore (IRE)

10

Mr John P. McManus

Anthony Honeyball 

Otago Trail (IRE)

10

Mrs Marie Shone

Venetia Williams 

Dounikos (FR)

7

Gigginstown House Stud

Gordon Elliott 

Monbeg Notorious (IRE)

7

Gigginstown House Stud

Gordon Elliott 

Elegant Escape (IRE)

6

Mr J. P. Romans

Colin Tizzard 

Top Gamble (IRE)

10

Walters Plant Hire & James & Jean Potter

Kerry Lee 

Sizing Tennessee (IRE)

10

Ann & Alan Potts Limited

Colin Tizzard 

Dingo Dollar (IRE)

6

M Warren J Holmes R Kidner & J Wright

Alan King 

Valtor (FR)

9

Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede

Nicky Henderson 

The Dutchman (IRE)

8

SprayClad UK

Colin Tizzard 

Ibis du Rheu (FR)

7

Mr J. Hales

Paul Nicholls 

Vicente (FR)

9

Mr Trevor Hemmings

Paul Nicholls 

Vyta du Roc (FR)

9

Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede

Nicky Henderson 

Ms Parfois (IRE)

7

Mr M. R. Chapman

Anthony Honeyball 

Vieux Lion Rouge (FR)

9

Prof Caroline Tisdall & Mr John Gent

David Pipe 

Baie des Iles (FR)

7

Mrs Z. Wentworth

Ross O'Sullivan 

Label des Obeaux (FR)

7

David Sewell & Terry Warner

Alan King 

Folsom Blue (IRE)

11

Core Partnership

Gordon Elliott 

Vintage Clouds (IRE)

8

Mr Trevor Hemmings

Sue Smith 

Out Sam (GB)

9

Mr D Charlesworth

Gordon Elliott 

Wild West Wind (IRE)

9

Mr Simon W. Clarke

Tom George 

Raz de Maree (FR)

13

James J. Swan

Gavin Cromwell 

Borice (FR)

7

Mr Simon Munir/Mr Isaac Souede

Gordon Elliott 

Houblon des Obeaux (FR)

11

Julian Blackwell & Mrs Angus Maclay

Venetia Williams 

Milansbar (IRE)

11

Mr Robert Bothway

Neil King 

Ramses de Teillee (FR)

6

John White & Anne Underhill

David Pipe 

Regal Flow (GB)

11

Mrs C. J. Dunn

Bob Buckler 

Rons Dream (GB)

8

Exors of the Late Mrs T. S. P. Stepney

Peter Bowen 

Duel At Dawn (IRE)

8

The Duel At Dawn Racing Partnership

Alex Hales 

Final Nudge (IRE)

9

Corbett Stud

David Dennis 

Looksnowtlikebrian (IRE)

7

SC Botham & RG Botham

Tim Vaughan 

Kimberlite Candy (IRE)

6

Mr John P. McManus

Tom Lacey 

Lieutenant Colonel (GB)

9

Mr G. Thompson

Sophie Leech 

Bishops Road (IRE)

10

Mr Alan Halsall

Kerry Lee 

Kansas City Chief (IRE)

9

Anthony Bloom

Neil Mulholland 

Mysteree (IRE)

10

Mrs Lynne Maclennan

Michael Scudamore 

Holly Bush Henry (IRE)

7

P Middleton, M Lowther

Phil Middleton 

Another Venture (IRE)

7

Racing For Maggie's Partnership

Kim Bailey 

Impulsive Star (IRE)

8

Robert Waley-Cohen & Men Holding

Neil Mulholland 

Dawson City (GB)

9

Ian Payne & Kim Franklin

Polly Gundry 

Lastbutnotleast (IRE)

8

Sarah Leslie and Beryl McCain

Donald McCain 

Alfie Spinner (IRE)

13

Alan Beard & Brian Beard

Kerry Lee 

Shanroe Santos (IRE)

9

Mr James Summers

Lucy Wadham 

Pearl Swan (FR)

10

Roddy Owen & Paul Fullagar

Peter Bowen 

Pobbles Bay (IRE)

8

Mr David M. Williams

Evan Williams 

West of The Edge (IRE)

10

ValueRacingClub.co.uk

Dr Richard Newland 

Ballycross (GB)

7

The Autism Rockers

Nigel Twiston-Davies 

Captain Chaos (IRE)

7

Mike and Eileen Newbould

Dan Skelton 

Mustmeetalady (IRE)

8

Ms Diane Carr

Jonjo O'Neill 

Rathlin Rose (IRE)

10

Mr Fergus Wilson

David Pipe 

Jennys Surprise (IRE)

10

Foxtrot NH Racing Syndicate

Fergal O'Brien 

Chic Name (FR)

6

The Boom Syndicate

Richard Hobson 

Two Smokin Barrels (GB)

9

Mr Martin Jones

Michael Scudamore 

Rogue Angel (IRE)

10

Gigginstown House Stud

Gordon Elliott 

Looks Like Power (IRE)

8

Mr C. A. Hanbury

Debra Hamer 

Back To The Thatch (IRE)

6

Mr M R & Mrs C J Barnwell

Henry Daly 

Behind Time (IRE)

7

Mr John P. McManus

Harry Fry 

Tanit River (IRE)

8

Brian Ead & Martin Moore

Tim Vaughan 

Billy Bronco (GB)

7

Mr & Mrs William Rucker

Evan Williams 

Big Meadow (IRE)

7

Mr Peter Beadles

Neil King 

Delgany Demon (GB)

10

Mr C. M. Wilson

Dan Skelton 

Robinsfirth (IRE)

9

Christine Knowles & Wendy Carter

Colin Tizzard 

Prime Venture (IRE)

7

Mrs Janet Davies

Evan Williams 

 

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