Christian Williams’ Potters Corner landed the Coral Welsh Grand National Handicap Chase at Chepstow on Friday under 7lb claimer Jack Tudor.
The nine-year-old loves a dour test of stamina and he won the Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter on his last go over fences.
Williams has protected his handicap mark since then, running him over hurdles, and he won his prep for this race over timber at Chepstow three weeks ago.
Tudor gave him a great ride on Friday and the pair saw it out well to fend off the pursuers, with Truckers Lodge finishing second, Yala Enki third and Prime Venture fourth.
Williams told Sky Sports Racing: “I won’t be very popular at home, as the wife was nagging me for her to come and I said it would be a tough race, come to Newbury tomorrow. She’ll be watching at home with the children as well. It’s great.
“Jack gave him the ride I thought he would. I knew what Jack was capable of 12 months ago, so it’s no surprise to me the ride he gave the horse. He’d have ridden him all year, but he was injured when he ran at Aintree and Haydock and was back to win on him here the last day.