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2015 Grand National runner profile: Dolatulo

| 10.04.2015


Age: 8
Weight: 10st 11b

Owner: Chasemore Farm

Trainer: Warren Greatrex. Grand National record – no previous runners.

Jockey: Dougie Costello. Grand National record – 2012 Postmaster (PU 22nd); 2013 Saint Are (9th).

Form: 1/1255/FP2/8232226645111/222132016-028180

*In his three chases this season, finished second at Sandown first time out and won the Grade Three Rowland Meyrick Chase at Wetherby in December. In between he jumped round the Grand National fences when eighth of 16 in the Betfred Grand Sefton Chase in early December, his first run at Aintree.

*Has run twice over hurdles since, most recently when 19th of 23 in the Pertemps Final at the Cheltenham Festival in March.

*Changed hands for only €4,500 in his native France as a five-year-old.

*Has had three trainers, including a spell with Paul Nicholls during the 2010/11 season.

*Provided the 100th winner of his trainer’s career when he scored at Stratford in April, 2014, lost the race in the stewards’ room, and was reinstated at a BHA hearing four days later.

Jump race record: Starts: 36; 1st: 8; 2nd; 11; 3rd: 2. Win & place prize money: £106,481



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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.