Aintree Racecourse

Captain Redbeard Betting

Captain Redbeard is a nine-year-old trained by Stuart Coltherd, and is set to run in the 2018 Randox Health Grand National on April 14, 2018. A fine winner of the Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase in December, he then went on to finish second in the Peter Marsh Chase before winning over hurdles last time out at Ayr.

Season Form:

  • 10th March 2018 - Ayr - Caledonia Best Handicap Hurdle - 2m 4f 100y - 1st
  • 20th January 2018 - Haydock Park - Peter Marsh Handicap Chase - 3m 1f 125y - 2nd
  • 23rd December 2017 - Haydock Park - Tommy Whittle Handicap Chase - 2m 6f 204y - 1st
  • 9th December 2017 - Aintree - Grand Sefton Handicap Chase - 2m 5f 19y - 6th
  • 4th November 2017 - Ayr - Guinness Handicap Chase - 2m 5f 19y - 6th

2018 Grand National Selector Tool.

Form Horse Age OR Weight Trainer Jockey Apps Best Finish ODDS
3-66121 Captain Redbeard 9 144 10-7 Stuart Coltherd Sam Coltherd - - 33/1

VERDICT: A progressive staying chaser, Captain Redbeard will benefit for the spin over the National fences in the Grand Sefton earlier in the season, and with more improvement to come he could be a leading contender for this year's Aintree showpiece.