Richard Hobson has Wetherby ambitions for new recruit Shantou Flyer

Thu 19 Oct 2017

Shantou Flyer could make his first start for trainer Richard Hobson in the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby on November 4.

The Carl Hinchy-owned seven-year-old has joined the Stow-on-the-Wold handler from Rebecca Curtis and has not been seen since he was pulled up in the Grand National at Aintree.

Before that, though, he won a Grade Three handicap chase at Cheltenham on New Year's Day and also finished second behind Cue Card in the Ascot Chase in February.

Hobson said: "Shantou Flyer moved to us over the summer and he has been with us for a while.

"He has had a nice, long break and he will more than likely start in the Charlie Hall.

"Carl has his own ideas and racing plans where he would like his horses and we will sit down and discuss where we go after that, but I know that the Charlie Hall is the starting point."

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