Welsh Grand National result: Secret Reprieve wins Chepstow feature race

Secret Reprieve won the Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow.

The Evan Williams-trained gelding galloped clear of his 17 rivals to take Saturday's big race, run in memory of Kim Gingell.

Adam Wedge's mount was sent off as the 5-2 favourite in the betting.

The seven-year-old won a trial for the 3m6½f marathon at the track on his previous start.

Always going well, he mastered front runner The Two Amigos and stayed on to triumph by three lengths, with Yala Enki taking third like he did in 2019.

In that renewal, Potters Corner, trained by Christian Williams, became the first Welsh winner since 1965 – and this year's successful trainer was delighted to keep the prize at home.

"It's relief," Williams said.

"I'm very proud of the horse and very proud of Adam Wedge."

The jockey had earlier had two falls and rode the winner with his left arm strapped up.

"It is madness. It's very up and down, but hey we do it because we love it," Wedge said.

Adagio (5-2) had earlier taken the Grade 1 Coral Finale Juvenile Hurdle for David Pipe and Tom Scudamore.

Bryony Frost also recorded a double on the Paul Nicholls pair Pozo Emery and Storm Arising.

They were part of a 10,419-1 seven-timer across Saturday's cards for the Ditcheat handler.

Coral Welsh Grand National result:

1. Secret Repreive 5-2f

2. The Two Amigos 9-1

3. Yala Enki 12-1

4. Captain Drake 28-1

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