Portrait King
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2015 Grand National runner profile: Portrait King

| 10.04.2015

Portrait King

Age: 10

Weight: 10st 3lb

Owner: Marie Davis

Trainer: Maurice Phelan. Grand National Record – no previous runners

Jockey: Davy Condon. Grand National record – 2007 Homer Wells (PU 22nd); 2010 Backstage (UR 20th); 2012 Becauseicouldntsee (FELL 8th); 2014 Raz De Maree (8th)

Form: 343/6642F/6302110/P4-8P1292

*Started his career with a point-to-point win in Ireland in November 2009. First win under Rules came in February 2012 at Punchestown in the Dobbins & Madigans at Punchestown Grand National Trial

*Biggest win came in the 2012 Eider Chase at Newcastle, and has only enjoyed one victory since – in an amateur chase at Punchestown in January

*The last of three greys to win the Crabbie’s Grand National was Neptune Collonges in 2012. Before that were Nicolaus Silver (1961) and The Lamb (1868 & 1871)

Jump race record: Starts: 23 Wins: 3; 2nd: 4; 3rd: 3; Win & Place Prize Money: £60,791



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.