Anibale Fly Betting
Anibale Fly is an eight-year-old trained by Tony Martin, and is set to be one of the leading Irish contenders in the 2018 Grand National, which takes place at Aintree on April 14. A winner of the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown in December, the JP McManus-owned charge then put up a career best when finishing third in the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March.
- 16th March 2018 - Cheltenham - Cheltenham Gold Cup - 3m 2f 70y - 3rd
- 4th February 2018 - Leopardstown - Irish Gold Cup - 3m - Fell
- 27th December 2017 - Leopardstown - Paddy Power Chase - 3m 100y - 1st
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VERDICT: A superb winner of the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown's Christmas Festival, Anibale Fly then build on that effort when chasing home Native River and Might Bite in the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup, and if he can continue on an upward curve has to be a leading challenger for this year's Grand National.