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2015 Grand National runner profile: Bob Ford

| 10.04.2015

Bob Ford

Age: 8

Weight: 10st 4lb

Owner: The Bob Ford Partnership

Trainer: Rebecca Curtis. Grand National record – 2013 Teaforthree (3rd), 2014 Teaforthree (UR 15th)

Jockey: Paul Townend. Grand National record – 2009 Irish Invader (11th), 2010 Arbor Supreme (UR 15th); 2012 On His Own (FELL 22nd); 2013 Quel Esprit (PU 24th); 2014 Prince De Beauchene (16th)

Form: 3113/2527PP1P-120P1P

*Winner of the West Wales National at Ffos Las on January 31, 2015.

*Finished 10th in the Betfred Grand Sefton Chase on first run over the Grand National Course on December 6, 2014

*Bought for £20,000 from Brightwells Cheltenham sale on December 14 2012 by Gearoid Costelloe, partner of trainer Rebecca Curtis, after winning an Irish point-to-point by 12 lengths the previous week

Race record: Starts: 18; Wins: 5; 2nd: 3; 3rd: 2; Win & Place Prize Money: £44,451



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.