The young stallion is partly owned by Welsh rugby player Jonathan Davis and the jockey of this horse is young Welshman Jack Tudor. The stallion, under the leadership of Christian Williams, received the title of Welsh Racer of the Year in the fall and sought to get into the national race for a whole season.
He hit the front three fences out and never looked like losing once there, with the victory also ending a 54-year wait for a Welsh winner in the post-Christmas race. The entire training staff, along with the owner, cheered and hugged along with the crowd of spectators when their horse won the home competition.
The young jockey, who only moved into the professional category in August, together with Potters Corner, had an incredible race that will be remembered by everyone. “This is the biggest win so far, hopefully I’ll win a few more of these.” Trainer Williams said the race “could not have gone any better” for Wales.
“We were a bit nervous today but I am thankful for everyone who has supported us,” said Williams. “Any feature race is special but especially the Welsh National. He is a special horse.”
The horse that won last year’s races was the favorite this year as well. Unfortunately, too much extra weight has become a burden for the horse, even despite a good start and quick passage of the first cuts of the distance.