Synchronised is the 6/1 favourite to retain the Welsh National crown but has Leopardstown’s Lexus Chase as an alternative target.
“The Chepstow going is sure to determine the participation of some contenders, but Giles Cross is one runner who won’t mind it heavy, and if Synchronised does head to Ireland, Victor Dartnall’s charge would take over at the head of the betting,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
Elsewhere, Prospect Wells has been well-backed for Saturday’s Ladbroke Hurdle, and is now 3-1 (from 4-1) favourite with Coral.
**Coral Welsh National
6-1 Synchronised, 8-1 (from 10-1) Giles Cross, 9-1 Wymott, 10-1 Carruthers, The Minack, 12-1 As De Fer, Cappa Bleu, Galaxy Rock, Le Beau Bai, 14-1 Beautiful Sound, Chicago Grey, Neptune Equester, West End Rocker, 16-1 Hey Big Spender, Master Overseer, Prince De Beauchene, Viking Blond, Western Charmer, 20-1 Ballyfitz, Halley, Sona Sasta, Some Target, Stewarts House, 25-1 Bar