Shantou Flyer Betting

Shantou Flyer

Shantou Flyer is an eight-year-old trained by Richard Hobson, and is set to run in the Grand National for the second time in his career, but having pulled up in last year's renewal he will hope he can emulate his fine second in the Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

Season Form:

  • 13th March 2018 - Cheltenham - Ultima Handicap Chase - 3m 1f - 2nd
  • 15th February 2018 - Kelso - Ivan Straker Memorial Chase - 2m 7f 96y - 2nd
  • 27th January 2018 - Cheltenham - Cheltenham - Crest Nicholson Handicap Chase - 2m 4f 166y - 2nd
  • 1st January 2018 - Cheltenham - BetBright Best For Betting Handidcap Chase - 2m 4f 166y - 2nd
  • 26th December 2017 - Wetherby - Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase - 3m 45y - PU
  • 25th November 2017 - Haydock - Betfair Chase - 3m 1f 125y - PU
  • 4th November 2017 - Wetherby - Charlie Hall Chase - 3m 45y - 5th

2018 Grand National Selector Tool.

Form Horse Age OR Weight Trainer Jockey Apps Best Finish ODDS
5PP2222 Shantou Flyer 8 152 11-2 Richard Hobson James Bowen 1 PU in 2017 40/1

VERDICT: Unable to land a blow when pulling up in last year's Grand National, Shantou Flyer has been a model of consistency over the last few months finishing second on his last four starts, and he could prove to be a lively outsider on his second crack at the Aintree showpiece on April 14.