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The Two Amigos wins Welsh National year after trainer forgot to enter horse


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Thirteen months on from one of the more difficult days of her training career, Nicky Martin had an afternoon she will never forget at Chepstow on Tuesday as The Two Amigos bravely fought off all challengers from the front to win the Coral Welsh National at the third time of asking.

The feature event of Chepstow’s season had long been an obvious target for The Two Amigos, who finished fifth in the Christmas marathon in 2019 and then a close second a season later. On the day that entries were due in November 2021, however, Martin was “having a few dramas” on her Somerset farm and forgot about the entry deadline until it had passed.

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