Gas Line Boy
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2015 Grand National runner profile: Gas Line Boy

| 10.04.2015

Gas Line Boy

Age: 9

Weight: 10st 4lb

Owner: Mick Fitzgerald Racing Club

Trainer: Philip Hobbs. Grand National record – 1990 Gallic Prince (13th); Joint Sovereignty (FELL 19th); 1995 Gold Cap (13th); 1998 Samlee (3rd); Greenhill Tare Away (UR 27th); 1999 Samlee (10th); Bells Life (PU 26th); Mudahim (UR 6th); 2000 Village King (FELL 20th); Stormy Passage (FELL 22nd); 2001 Village King (FELL 8th); 2002 What’s Up Boys (2nd); 2004 What’s Up Boys (BD 6th); 2005 Double Honour (UR 21st); 2007 Zabenz (PU 7th), Monkerhostin (REF 7th); 2009 Zabenz (FELL 16th), Parsons Legacy (FELL 22nd); 2010 Dream Alliance (PU 24th); 2011 Quinz (PU 16th); 2012 Planet Of Sound (12th); 2013 Balthazar King (15th); 2014 Balthazar King (2nd), Chance Du Roy (6th)

Jockey: James Best. Grand National Record – no previous rides

Form: 12437/31348U-P11P4

*Has improved in five runs this season, winning twice, at Exter on November 4 in a three-mile handicap chase and at Haydock Park on November 22 over 3m 5f.

*Was pulled up in the Welsh National in December but ran much better when fourth on latest start in the Betfred Grand National Trial at Haydock Park on February 14.

*Successful four times in 16 starts.

*Bought for the present owners for £26,000 at the Doncaster sales at the end of May, 2012

*Started out in Irish point-to-points and won on second of two starts in that sphere.

Race record: Starts: 16; Wins: 4; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 3; Win & Place Prize Money: £45,857



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.