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CHEPSTOW REWIND | Charlie Poste and Le Beau Bai land the 2011 Welsh Grand National

To celebrate Charlie Poste’s 38th Birthday, we take a look back at his biggest success over fences – with Le Beau Bai in the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow



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To mark Charlie Poste turning 38, today’s rewind focuses on Postey’s victory in the 2011 Welsh Grand National at Chepstow with Richard Lee’s Le Beau Bai.

The pair had experienced success at Chepstow only three weeks previous before running in the 3m5f contest, claiming a 2m7f Handicap Chase in South Wales.

Charlie Poste Chepstow
Charlie Poste’s career in the saddle spanned two decades in both codes

A known lover of the mud, Le Beau Bai was in touch with the leading Giles Cross for the majority of the contest.

Coming into the closing stages of the contest, the two counterparts pulled away from the pack and began to make their charge towards home.

watch: charlie posted and le beau bai win the 2011 welsh grand national at chepstow [credit: attheraces]

Giles Cross kicked off first, with Victor Dartnall pu+shing his mount on to go four lengths ahead of his rival.

But Poste timed his challenge with his gelding perfectly, as he kicked him on after the 18th fence and began to reel in Denis O’Regan’s recruit.

The then eight-year-old took the lead at two out and didn’t look back, staying on dourly to claim a seven-length success.

Poste and Le Beau Bai would land one more success together, causing an upset at 25/1 in a three-mile handicap hurdle at Ffos Las in November 2012

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.