2015 Grand National runner profile: Ely Brown
Weight: 10st 2lb
Owner: Countrywide Vehicle Rentals Taxi Hire
Trainer: Charlie Longsdon. Grand National record – 2010 Palypso De Creek (Fell 27th).
Jockey: Brian Hughes. Grand National record – 2010 Beat The Boys (PU 19th); 2011 Tidal Bay (UR 10th); 2012 Viking Blond (FELL 1st); 2014 Vintage Star (PU 26th)
*Has run only once in the past year, when he was pulled up in a handicap hurdle at Wetherby in January. Has had airway surgery since.
*Had been a leading staying novice chaser last season and a strong fancy for the 2014 National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival before a minor injury and then a bout of pneumonia cut short his season.
*Has raced only four times over fences, with two victories including a Grade 2 novices’ race at Wetherby in February 2014.
*Has run five times at Aintree, all over hurdles, winning twice at the course, most recently a three-mile handicap in October, 2013.
*Sold as a foal for €4,200, and failed to change hands on three subsequent visits to an auction ring.
Race Record: Starts 25; Wins: 7; 2nds: 3; 3rds: 3. Win & place prize money: £70,664.