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2015 Grand National runner profile: Shutthefrontdoor

| 09.04.2015


Age: 8

Weight: 11st 2lb

Owner: J P McManus

Trainer: Jonjo O’Neill. Grand National record – 2003 Carbury Cross (7th); 2004 Clan Royal (2nd), Joss Naylor (PU 19th); 2005 Simply Gifted (3rd), Shamawan (21st), Native Emperor (UR 9th), Clan Royal (CO 22nd); 2006 Clan Royal (3rd), Risk Accessor (5th); 2007 Clan Royal (11th); 2008 Bob Hall (PU 19th), Butler’s Cabin (FELL 22nd); 2009 Butler’s Cabin (7th), Reveillez (BD 3rd), Can’t Buy Time (FELL 18th); 2010 DON’T PUSH IT (WON), Can’t Buy Time (FELL 8th); 2011 Don’t Push It (3rd), Quolibet (UR 11th), Can’t Buy Time (FELL 18th); 2012 Sunnyhillboy (2nd), Synchronised (FELL 6th) Arbor Supreme (UR 10th); 2013 Lost Glory (PU 17th), Sunnyhillboy (UR 30th); 2014 Twirling Magnet (FELL 1st), Burton Port (UR 2nd)

Jockey: A P McCoy. Grand National record – 1995 Chatam (FELL12th), 1996 Deep Bramble (PU 29th); 1998 Challenger Du Luc (FELL 1st); 1999 Eudipe (FELL 22nd); 2000 Dark Stranger (UR 3rd); 2001 Blowing Wind (3rd), 2002 Blowing Wind (3rd), 2003 Iris Bleu (PU 16th); 2004 Jurancon II (FELL 4th); 2005 Clan Royal (CO 22nd); 2006 Clan Royal (3rd); 2007 L’Ami (10th); 2008 Butler’s Cabin (FELL 22nd); 2009 Butler’s Cabin (7th): 2010 DON’T PUSH IT (WON); 2011 Don’t Push It (3rd); 2012 Synchronised (FELL 6th); 2013 Colbert Station (UR 15th); 2014 Double Seven (3rd).

Form: 111/31114/12461-1

*Ante-post favourite and the mount of A P McCoy, who is about to gain his 20th jockeys’ championship & retire.

*Emerged as a potential Aintree contender when staying on well to land the Irish Grand National by 3/4 ofa length at Fairyhouse in April last year.

*Has been saved for the Crabbie’s Grand National since beating Vintage Star by eight lengths in an extended 3m graduation chase at Carlisle in November.

*Owner, trainer and jockey combined to win the Crabbie’s Grand National with Don’t Push It in 2010.

*Has completed the course in all 14 starts.

Race record: Starts: 14; Wins: 9; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 1; Win & Place Prize Money: £179,358



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.