Horse Racing: Will Mountainous Defend the Welsh National Championship?

Published December 27, 2014 by Amir G

Horse Racing: Will Mountainous Defend the Welsh National Championship?

The Welsh National shoots off 2:35pm (UK) at Chepstow with defending champion Mountainous keen on making history.

The Chepstow Racecourse is the venue today for the annual Welsh National horse race (shooting off 2:35pm UK time). A Grade 3 National Hunt Chase, the race is run over a distance of 3 miles and 5 and half furlongs with 22 fences to jump.

Mountainous Looks to Defend Title

Winner of last year's race Mountainous will try to be the first champion to successfully defend his championship since 1989. Trained by Richard Lee, the 9 year old Mountainous has won 5 runs in his career so far, finishing three times both in the 2nd and 3rd spot. Over at bet365 Sports, Mountainous was at 12/1 odds for winning with Midnight Prayer, Monbeg Dude and Shotgun Paddy at 8/1 and Hawkes Point at 11/1, all which will give Mountainous a run for his money with Amigo and Benvolio at 12/1.

Specifically there's a lot of buzz about Amigo. Trained by the esteemed David Pipe, Amigo is said to be ready to bid for today's chase which he finished seventh last year. The Paul Nicholss' trained Hawkes Point is also a horse to look for, having finished as runner-up in last year's race after a tight three-way finish with Tidal Bay.

Full Coverage at bet365 Sports

As always, bet365 Sports is going to be right in the action at Chepstow today with live coverage of the chase televised on Channel 4. This means that punters can benefit from the popular Channel 4/1 offer which gives those who backed any winner at 4/1 or more in a televised race a risk free bet on the next televised race with the same stake.

Also applying for today's races at Chepstow is the bet365 Price Promise which guarantees the best prices on every horse. Additionally, bet365's Best Odds Guaranteed promises punters to be paid at the bigger odds if the SP on their selection was bigger. Spend your day at the races this Saturday!

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