Oscar Time
Home  »    »    »  2015 Grand National runner profile: Oscar Time

2015 Grand National runner profile: Oscar Time

| 31.03.2015

Oscar Time

Age: 14

Weight: 10st 5lb

Owner/Trainer: Robert Waley-Cohen. Grand National Record as an owner -2003 Katarino (UR 15th); 2007 Liberthine (5th); 2011 Oscar Time (2nd); 2013 Oscar Time (4th); 2014 Long Run (Fell 9th)

Jockey: Sam Waley-Cohen. Grand National Record – 2007 Liberthine (5th); 2009 Ollie Magern (Fell 2nd); 2011 Oscar Time (2nd); 2013 Oscar Time (4th); 2014 Long Run (Fell 9th)

Form: 4243/2123217/23232214F/73152/2632/4/4U604/11U14

*Oldest horse in the line-up and bidding to become the first 14-year-old to win the Crabbie’s Grand National.

*Purchased by Robert Waley-Cohen after finishing second in the 2010 Irish Grand National but remained in the care of Irish handler Martin Lynch, for whom he was placed in two Crabbie’s Grand Nationals – second to Ballabriggs in 2011 and fourth behind Auroras Encore in 2013.

*Moved to Waley-Cohen’s Upton Viva Stud in Oxfordshire after sustaining a leg injury and was nursed back to win a point-to-point and two hunter chases in May, 2014.

*Continued his excellent record over Grand National fences with gutsy victory over Mendip Express in the Becher Chase partnered by his usual amateur rider, Waley-Cohen’s son Sam, on December 6.

*Last seen out when fourth in 3m veterans’ chase at Doncaster on February 18.

Race Record: Starts: 40; Wins: 7; 2nd: 11; 3rd; 6: Win & Place Prize Money: £529,958



David Metcalf

A lifelong Manchester United supporter, David has over 25 years’ experience in the media industry having worked for regional and national newspapers. He is a huge horse racing, football and greyhound fan and has done interviews on various radio and TV stations, including talkSPORT and Sky Sports, whilst working as a PR front man for a betting firm. David has also written for most of the top Premier League football fan websites, and produced a Cheltenham Festival guide with former eight-times champion national hunt jockey Peter Scudamore, MBE, after helping him to set up a syndicate for his trainer son Michael.