2019 Grand National Runner Profile: Anibale Fly

Published on: March 27, 2019
Author: David Metcalf
2019 Grand National runner profile for Anibale Fly

Age: 9
Weight: 11st 10lb

Latest odds: 12/1 with William Hill.

Owner: JP McManus

Grand National record:
1982 Deep Gale (FELL 1st)
1988 Bucko (PU 27th)
1992 Laura’s Beau (3rd)
1994 Laura’s Beau (FELL 6th)
1996 Wylde Hide (UR 24th)
1997 Wylde Hide (UR 22nd)
1998 Gimme Five (5th)
2002 Spot Thedifference (UR 27th)
2003 Youlneverwalkalone (PU 13th)
2004 Clan Royal (2nd), Spot Thedifference (5th), Risk Accessor (UR 6th), Le Coudray (FELL 22nd)
2005 Innox (7th), Spot Thedifference (18th), Shamawan (21st), Clan Royal (CO 22nd), Le Coudray (PU 21st), Risk Accessor (UR 2nd)
2006 Clan Royal (3rd), Risk Accessor (5th), Innox (FELL 1st), First Gold (UR 23rd)
2007 L’Ami (10th), Clan Royal (11th)
2008 King Johns Castle (2nd), L’Ami (FELL 2nd), Bob Hall (PU 19th), Butler’s Cabin (FELL 22nd)
2009 Butler’s Cabin (7th), Reveillez (BD 3rd), Can’t Buy Time (FELL 18th), L’Ami (PU 30th)
2010 Don’t Push It (WON), Can’t Buy Time (FELL 8th), Arbor Supreme (UR 15th), King Johns Castle (refused to race)
2011 Don’t Push It (3rd), Blue Sea Cracker (14th), Quolibet (UR 11th), Can’t Buy Time (FELL 18th), Arbor Supreme (FELL 28th)
2012 Sunnyhillboy (2nd), Synchronised (FELL 6th), Arbor Supreme (UR 10th), Quiscover Fontaine (FELL 17th)
2013 Quiscover Fontaine (16th), Colbert Station (UR 15th), Lost Glory (PU 17th), Sunnyhillboy (UR last)
2014 Double Seven (3rd), Colbert Station (PU 25th)
2015 Shutthefrontdoor (5th), Cause Of Causes (8th), Wyck Hill (PU 29th)
2016 Gilgamboa (4th), Shutthefrontdoor (9th), Pendra (13th), Gallant Oscar (UR 18th)
2017 Cause Of Causes (2nd), Regal Encore (8th), More Of That (PU 30th)
2018 Anibale Fly (4th), Carlingford Lough (PU 30th), Pendra (PU 30th)

Trainer: Tony Martin

Grand National record:
2000 Hollybank Buck (10th)
2001 Hollybank Buck (FELL 3rd)
2002 Davids Lad (FELL 27th)
2004 Davids Lad (11th); 2007 Dun Doire (PU 27th)
2008 Dun Doire (PU 29th)
2016 Gallant Oscar (FELL 18th)
2018 Anibale Fly (4th)

Form

211/1346/112P142/591F34-622

Ran a cracker when fourth, and beaten 11 1/2 lengths, in the 2018 Grand National won by Tiger Roll. Stamina is not in doubt.

His handicap rating in this year’s renewal is 164 – 5lb higher than 12 months ago. Following his second in last month’s Grade 1 Cheltenham Gold Cup, his official mark has been raised to 172. He is therefore 8lb well-in for this year’s running.

Anibale Fly also ran well when finishing third behind Native River in the 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup and is a class act who stays well. He carries top weight and the last horse to successfully do that in the Grand National was Aintree legend Red Rum.

Jumps race record

Starts: 23
Wins: 7
2nd: 5
3rd: 2
Win & Place Prize Money: £503,108

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