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The Lowdown: going updates, news and tips as Welsh National takes centre stage

Elegant Escape: chasing another Welsh National victory
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Today's news

  • WELSH WONDERS: All eyes will be on Chepstow this afternoon as the track stages its hugely popular Coral Welsh National fixture. Elegant Escape is attempting to win the race again, find out if Colin Tizzard thinks he is up to the task.

  • RELOCATION: Classic-winning trainer Adrian Keatley has decided to move to Britain from Ireland in an attempt to save his career.
  • FANTASTIC FAUGHEEN: He may be 11, but Faugheen rolled back the years with a glorious Grade 1 victory over fences at Limerick when defeating Samcro. Read the report here.
  • CLAN RULES AGAIN: Clan Des Obeaux made it two King George wins in a row as Paul Nicholls saddled his 11th winner of the Kempton Grade 1. Read the report here.

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Today's meetings

 (first race 12.30)
One of the big highlights of the festive period is the Coral Welsh Grand National and Elegant Escape bids to win the marathon chase for a second consecutive season, while there is also the Grade 1 Finale Juvenile Hurdle.
oing Soft, heavy in places
SPOTLIGHT TIP: Yala Enki (2.50)

Leopardstown (12.05)
SOFT, soft to heavy in places (Hurdle/Bumper) and SOFT, yielding in places (Chase).

Limerick (12.15)

Wetherby (12.25)

Kempton (12.45)
Soft, heavy in places

Wolverhampton (1.50)
Standard (AW)

Key non-runners

Keep up to speed with today's non-runners and the latest changes with Raceday Live 

Today's tips

Keith Melrose's top tip

Whatswrongwithyou (1.05 Chepstow)
In the process of running well last time before nearly falling three out. Sure to be bang there if staying this far.

Live Tipster
Richard Birch leads our team of experts providing live insight through the day on Raceday Live.

Today's video

Lee Mottershead, Stuart Riley, David Jennings and Paddy Power's Frank Hickey discuss all the key races over the festive period in the Racing Postcast . . . 

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