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This time of year, the action comes thick and fast. Best, not to talk about the Six Nations but at least we avoided the wooden spoon.

Cheltenham – for our new online site was a white-knuckle ride to say the least! The big hitters came out with some huge bets, and we had to change our trousers a good few times over the four days. The biggest potential payout on a single bet was a 5K acca that had it had won, would have paid over £40k alone – thankfully it didn’t.

A usual race meeting has mostly £5, £10 and £20 bets. A decent one has a few £100’s and the odd £1,000. Cheltenham is just another level and it’s taken a few years off our life. It felt like that Wilder Vs Fury fight where after 2 days we were on the canvas with no chance of getting up. Then day 3 came and like Tyson we rose from what felt like the grave on Thursday. Friday, was tough and we took a bit of a hammering in the Gold Cup but it could have been worse. It was disappointing not to win on the meeting but relieving not to finish as far behind as we once were.

The highlights were Honeysuckle winning the Mares’ race, she’s a true Irish princess and her trainer had recently lost his son. The rainbow that appeared over the wining enclosure when she returned was fitting and I’m sure some will say it was the young lad letting his family know he was watching from above.

We also saw Welsh Success in the shape of Premier Magic. It was trained and ridden by a boy from Ynysybwl called Bradley Gibbs. Brad has been a superstar at the grass roots level of Welsh Racing and it was great (even if it was expensive for us) to see him win.

Cheltenham done, it’s now time to look ahead to the Grand National. We’re at Chepstow on the date of the race and it will be a great day. There’s a huge crowd expected, live racing and the big race on the big screen. Keep an eye on our socials (@dragonbetwales) for all the buildup, offers, giveaways and extras that will be going on – you won’t be disappointed!

The Grand National itself isn’t the easiest of races to tip a winner in (obvs.) But, there is a horse that won at Cheltenham called Corach Rambler who has a right chance. His trainer has won the race before and the way he hacked up last time, you can be sure he’s an animal that is on the up. Currently around the 8/1 mark he’s an obvious each way bet.

Other than that, Eva’s Oscar is trained by our sponsored stable – Tim Vaughan Racing in Cowbridge. He’s currently on the reserve list so isn’t guaranteed to get in but, if he does you can be sure of a big run. The stable love him and the necessary stamina and jumping ability would be no issue at all.

If all else fails, stick a pin in it! The National is a great fun race but not one to be taken seriously from a betting point of view. There’s been huge improvements to the safety of the race in recent years and as someone who loves racing I see that as a really good thing.

Good luck whatever you end up backing (unless it’s with us!)