First Lieutenant
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2015 Grand National runner profile: First Lieutenant

| 09.04.2015

First Lieutenant

Age: 10

Weight: 11st 3lb

Owner: Gigginstown House Stud

Trainer: Mouse Morris. Grand National record – 1984 Door Step (FELL 18th); 1987 Attitude Adjuster (8th), Hi Harry (Ref 19th); 1988 Attitude Adjuster (5th), Lastofthebrownies (FELL 28th); 1989 Lastofthebrownies (4th), Attitude Adjuster (12th), Cranlome (FELL 2nd); 1990 Lastofthebrownies (5th); 1991 Mick’s Star (13th); 1992 Rawhide (UR 1st); 1995 For William (15th); 1996 Three Brownies (6th); 1997 New Co (15th); 2004 Alcapone (PU 25th); 2008 Baily Breeze (8th); 2009 Hear The Echo (FELL 30th).

Jockey: Ms Nina Carberry. Grand National record – 2006 Forest Gunner (9th); 2010 Character Building (7th), 2011 Character Building (15th), 2012 Organisedconfusion (UR 8th).

Form: 1/41311/3121P223/4232213/34234-24683

*Has won three times at Grade 1 level, including his most recent success, which was the Betfred Bowl at the 2013 Grand National Festival at Aintree, over 3m 1f on the Mildmay course.

*Has struggled for form in four starts this season and was beaten at odds-on last time out when third of four in a 3m hurdle at Thurles on March 19.

*Will be having a first start in a handicap since finishing third, beaten 8 1/4 lengths, to Bobs Worth in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury in December, 2012.

Race record: Starts: 31; Wins: 7; 2nd: 8; 3rd: 8. Win & Place Prize Money: £511,954



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.