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2015 Grand National runner profile: Al Co

| 10.04.2015

Al Co

Age: 10

Weight: 10st 8lb

Owner: Frank Lloyd

Trainer: Peter Bowen. Grand National record – 2005 Ballycassidy (UR 2nd), Take The Stand (UR 15th); 2006 Ballycassidy (FELL 25th); 2007 McKelvey (2nd), Ballycassidy (UR24th); 2008 Iron Man (UR 3rd); McKelvey (UR 20th); 2013 Always Waining (10th); Mumbles Head (REF 30th)

Jockey: Denis O’Regan. Grand National record – 2007 Ballycassidy (UR 24th); 2008 Bewleys Berry (5th); 2009 Black Apalachi (UR 22nd); 2010 Black Apalachi (2nd); 2011 King Fontaine (11th); 2012 Black Apalachi (FELL 8th); 2013 Big Fella Thanks (UR 8th); 2014 Our Father (UR 8th)

Form: 413/6355541/49P10/0404/1128/3510201-0P33

*Won the 2014 Scottish National, beating Crabbie’s Grand National rival Godsmejudge by 1 1/2 lengths.

*Was pulled up behind Oscar Time in the Becher Chase in December, 2014 but hinted at a return to form at Doncaster last time out when finishing third behind subsequent Cheltenham Festival winner Call The Cops.

*Started his career under the stewardship of Emmanuel Clayeux before moving to Jonjo O’Neill in 2008 and joined Peter Bowen in 2011.

*By Dom Alco, who sired Neptune Collonges to win the 2012 Crabbie’s Grand National.

Race record: Starts – 34; Wins: 7; 2nd: 2; 3rd :5; Win & Place Prize Money: £194,067



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.