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2015 Grand National runner profile: Godsmejudge

| 10.04.2015


Age: 9

Weight: 10st 8lb

Owner: Favourites Racing (Syndication) Ltd

Trainer: Alan King. Grand National Record – 2000 Call It A Day (6th), Listen Timmy (PU 17th); 2001 Listen Timmy (PU 16th); 2004 Bear On Board (8th); 2007 Kandjar D’Allier (FELL 8th); 2007 Tikram (UR 1st); 2008 D’Argent (UR 27th); 2011 West End Rocker (BD 6th); 2012 West End Rocker (FELL 2nd); 2014 Walkon (PU 29th)

Jockey: Wayne Hutchinson. Grand National record – 2007 Tikram (UR 1st); 2009 Darkness (13th); 2010 Eric’s Charm (FELL 1st); 2012 West End Rocker (FELL 2nd); 2014 Walkon (PU 29th)

Form: 251271/2012131/5PP23-P50

*Made a promising start between the flags in 2011 before being bought by Highflyer Bloodstock at Brightwells Sales for £38,000 in April that year.

*Won twice for trainer Alan King over hurdles before embarking on a successful chasing career which has spawned three victories to date.

*Gave owners Favourites Racing their biggest winner over jumps in April, 2013 when winning the Coral Scottish National by four lengths.

*Ran another big race in the Scottish National in 2014 when finishing 1 1/2 lengths behind Al Co.

*His best run this season was fifth in the BetBright Chase at Kempton in February.

Race record: Starts: 21; Wins: 5; 2nd: 5; 3rd: 2; Win & Place Prize Money: £208,059



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.