Corrin Wood
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2015 Grand National runner profile: Corrin Wood

| 10.04.2015

Corrin Wood

Age: 8

Weight: 10st 7lb

Owner: Dermot Hanafin, Robert Rose & Ian Whitfield

Trainer: Donald McCain. Grand National record – 2007 Idle Talk (UR 19th); 2008 Cloudy Lane (6th), Idle Talk (14th); 2009 Idle Talk (12th), Cloudy Lane (UR 15th); 2010 Cloudy Lane (8th), 2011 BALLABRIGGS (WON); 2012 Ballabriggs (6th), Weird Al (FELL 26th); 2013 Across The Bay (14th), Weird Al (PU 25th), Ballabriggs (PU 24th); 2014 Kruzhlinin (10th), Across The Bay (14th)

Jockey: David Casey. Grand National Record: 1997 New Co (15th); 2000 Lucky Town (8th); 2001 Strong Tel (FELL 6th); 2002 Spot Thedifference (UR 27th); 2003 Cregg House (REF 27th); 2004 Hedgehunter (FELL 30th); 2006 Jack High (UR 15th); 2007 Bothar Na (PU 29th); 2008 Snowy Morning (3rd); 2009 Offshore Account (15th); 2010 Snowy Morning (6th); 2011 Arbor Supreme (FELL 28th); 2012 Quiscover Fontaine (FELL 17th); 2013 Quiscover Fontaine (16th)

Form: 3221332/1110-33P

*Started his career between the flags in Irish point-to-points (winning once from two starts) before making his debut under rules at Tipperary for Irish handler Michael Barry in May, 2012.

*Joined Donald McCain shortly afterwards and finished second behind subsequent Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree on his British debut at Uttoxeter.

*Got off the mark in a Carlisle novice hurdle by 14 lengths in December, 2012 and has won three chases since.

*Finished third behind Crabbie’s Grand National rival Dolatulo in the Grade Three Rowland Meyrick Handicap Chase at Wetherby earlier this season.

*Most recent start came when pulled up in the Grade Two Peter Marsh Limited Handicap Chase at Haydock Park on January 17.

Race record: Starts: 14; Wins: 4; 2nd: 3; 3rd: 5; Win & Place Prize Money: £44,940



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.