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Monday 22 January 2018

Vincente tops Welsh weights

Vincente. Pic: Grossick Racing
Vincente. Pic: Grossick Racing

Vicente is at the head of the weights after 25 horses were confirmed for the rescheduled Coral Welsh Grand National on Saturday.

For the fourth time in eight years the Chepstow marathon had to be abandoned on December 27 due to a waterlogged track, but officials moved quickly to save the race and the rest of the card.

Vicente, winner of the last two renewals of the Scottish Grand National, will shoulder the welter burden of 11st 12lb if taking up his entry.

The nine-year-old is one of two possible runners for Paul Nicholls along with Silsol (11st 8lb).

The Irish challenge is headed by last year's runner-up Raz De Maree (11st 1lb), trained by Gavin Cromwell. The 12-year-old could be joined by Folsom Blue (10st 12lb) from Gordon Elliott's yard.

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