2016 Grand National runner profile: On His Own


David Metcalf | April 6, 2016

Coral’s horse racing experts profile all 40 entrants in the 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National, the most prestigious steeplechase of the National Hunt season.

On His Own

Age: 12
Weight: 11st llb

Owners: Andrea and Graham Wylie

Grand National Record:
2007 Bewleys Berry (Fell 22nd)
2008 Bewleys Berry (5th), Backbeat (Fell 2nd)
2010 Royal Rosa (UR 14th)
2011 Tidal Bay (UR 10th)
2012 On His Own (leased for the day) (Fell 22nd)
2013 On His Own (Fell 25th)
2014 Prince De Beauchene (16th)

Trainer: Willie Mullins

Grand National Record:
2000 Micko’s Dream (FELL 1st)
2002 Alexander Banquet (UR 6th)
2004 Alexander Banquet (FELL 18th), Hedgehunter (FELL 30th)
2006 Hedgehunter (2nd)
2007 Hedgehunter (9th), Homer Wells (PU 22nd), Bothar Na (PU 29th), Livingstonebramble (UR 6th)
2008 Snowy Morning (3rd), Hedgehunter (13th)
2009 Snowy Morning (9th), Irish Invader (11th)
2010 Snowy Morning (6th), Arbor Supreme (UR 15th)
2011 The Midnight Club (6th), Dooney’s Gate (FELL 6th), Arbor Supreme (FELL 28th)
2012 The Midnight Club (11th), Quiscover Fontaine (FELL 17th), On His Own (FELL 22nd)
2013 Quiscover Fontaine (16th), Quel Esprit (PU 24th), On His Own (FELL 25th)
2014 Vesper Bell (13th), Prince De Beauchene (16th)
2015 Ballycasey (HMP and UR 8th)

Jockey: Mr Patrick Mullins

Grand National Record:
2011 Dooneys Gate FELL (11th)



On His Own fell in both the 2012 and 2013 runnings of the Crabbie’s Grand National.

He Went down by a short-head to Lord Windermere in the 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup, and is a dual winner of the Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park – scoring impressively in 2012 and 2014.

Returned to form when just touched off by stablemate Boston Bob in Grade 2 Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse on February 20th, but finished a well-beaten eighth behind Don Cossack in the Cheltenham Gold Cup last time out.

Jumps race record

On His Own is a classy sort and stays really well. Has a decent strike rate over fences, but is not getting any younger and is yet to complete in two Grand National attempts.

Starts: 11
Wins: 4
2nd: 4
3rd: 2
Career win and place prize money: £33,866


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