Dual Welsh National winner Mountainous features in strong Chepstow entry
Dual winner Mountainous is one of 102 entries for the Coral Welsh National at Chepstow
Dual winner Mountainous is one of 102 entries for the Coral Welsh National at Chepstow on December 27.
The 11-year-old would be attempting to make history as no horse has won the race three times.
He is one of seven entries from the Kerry Lee stable, who enjoyed such a fruitful time in staying chases last season.
The likes of Bishops Road, Russe Blanc and Goodtoknow could also line up for the Presteigne handler.
Viconte Du Noyer and Warrantor are on course to meet again after fighting out a finish at Cheltenham on Saturday.
Colin Tizzard's new recruit just got the better of Warrantor but both horses are set for round two at Chepstow.
"With Alan's (Potts) horses we can only find so much out at home so we're having to run them to find out," said Tizzard's son and assistant, Joe.
"Tom Scudamore rode him on our gallops and said he was a two-miler, but from what dad and I know of our gallop, if they get out of the top the third time they normally want a trip.
"We took a bit of a gamble stepping up from two-four to three-three but it paid off.
"You'd like to think he's a Welsh National horse and possibly even a Grand National horse."
Warren Greatrex is adamant the Chepstow feature is the right race for Warrantor.
He told At The Races: "It was a terrific run and he's been entered in the Welsh National.
"Nothing much went right for him last season but we've always held him in high regard.
"He loves soft ground and stays very well. He travelled like the best horse on Saturday, almost too well, but he'll come on for that.
"He's won at Chepstow before, will go in the ground and will stay every yard."
Grand National runner-up The Last Samuri, Cheltenham Festival winner Minella Rocco and 2014 Gold Cup hero Lord Windermere are also engaged.
Native River, Saphir Du Rheu, O'Faolains Boy and Milansbar are others on the list.
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Source: At The Races