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2015 Grand National runner profile: The Rainbow Hunter

| 01.04.2015

The Rainbow Hunter

Age: 11

Weight: 10st 7lb

Trainer: Kim Bailey. Grand National record – 1983 Menford (Ref 19th); 1986 Late Night Extra (PU 11th); 1990 MR FRISK (WON); 1991 Docklands Express (Fell 1st), Mr Frisk (PU 22nd); 1992 Docklands Express (4th); 1994 Master Oats (Fell 13th); 1995 Romany King (6th), Master Oats (7th); 1996 Over The Stream (13th); 1997 Master Oats (5th), Glemot (UR 7th); 2000 Druid’s Brook (UR 12th); 2001 Supreme Charm (UR 15th); 2002 Supreme Charm (5th); 2003 Wonder Weasel (Fell 3rd), 2004 Wonder Weasel (PU 28th); 2007 Longshanks (7th); 2012 Midnight Haze (15th); 2013 The Rainbow Hunter (UR 8th); 2014 The Rainbow Hunter (UR 9th)

Jockey: David Bass. Grand National record – 2014 Shakalakaboomboom (PU 20th)

Form: 341S26/P41432202/FF204/311P4UP/261U-P

*Failed to complete in the last two renewals of the Crabbie’s Grand National, unseating his rider at the Canal Turn (eighth of the 30 fences jumped) in 2013 and again at Valentines (ninth) in 2014, when he was badly hampered.

*Has only run once since last year’s race when pulling up in a Grade 3 chase won by Rocky Creek at Kempton Park on February 21 on unsuitably soft ground.

*Trainer in good form.

*Registered biggest victory of his career in the Listed Sky Bet Chase over 3m at Doncaster in January, 2014, which came on the back of a wind operation.

Race Record: Starts: 32; Wins: 5; 2nd: 6; 3rd: 3; Win & Place prize money: £86,340



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.