Maximising Pipe potential.Maximize (7-2) became the first runner from the Martin Pipe stable to book his place in the Coral Welsh National The Welsh National is a Grade 3 National Hunt horse race in the United Kingdom for five-year-old and above horses. It is run over a distance of 3 miles 5½ furlongs (5,934 metres) at Chepstow Racecourse, Wales in late December. when he gained a first victory of the season in the South West Racing Club Racing Club may refer to:
The 10-year-old, whose previous success came with a last-gasp verdict at Cheltenham in March, wore down his rivals under Timmy Murphy before holding the late thrust of Walter's Destiny by half a length. Pipe has dominated the Welsh National over the past decade and a half.
But at this stage the trainer will only nominate nom·i·nate
tr.v. nom·i·nat·ed, nom·i·nat·ing, nom·i·nates
1. To propose by name as a candidate, especially for election.
2. To designate or appoint to an office, responsibility, or honor. Maximize winner as a definite runner at Chepstow.
He said: "I thought Timmy gave him a peach of a ride. He jumped well and stayed."
The sponsors reacted by cutting Maximize, who was the winner of the Kim Muir at the Festival, to 20-1 from 33-1.