Tips For Chepstow Races
Chepstow is one of three racecourses in Wales, although it is located only a short drive from Bristol and Cheltenham, and features both Flat and National Hunt fixtures. As well as horse racing, in recent years it is known for playing host to concerts after racing.
Course: A similar course for both Flat and National Hunt, Chepstow is a left handed, undulating one mile seven furlong oval with a straight course of a mile. Unsurprisingly given Wales’s reputation for rain, going can be extreme and very difficult. The undulations are far more pronounced than at most other courses and can cause problems for galopping horses.
Draw Bias: For distances up to a mile, horses drawn in higher numbers (closer to the stands) have an advantage which is considered when selecting our Chepstow tips.
Feature Races: Chepstow races plays hosts to two especially notable races; the Welsh Grand National, held on the 27th of December, is run over three and a half miles and has been won by two future Cheltenham Festival Gold Cup winners – Synchronised and Native River. The Future Champions Finale Juvenile Hurdle for four year olds takes place at the same meeting, and is a rare Juvenile Grade One.