Spring Heeled
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2015 Grand National runner profile: Spring Heeled

| 09.04.2015

Spring Heeled

Age: 8

Weight: 10st 12lb

Owner: Dr Ronan Lambe

Trainer: Jim Culloty. Grand National record – no previosu runners

Jockey: Nick Scholfield. Grand National record – 2008 Cornish Sett (12th); 2009 Cornish Sett (17th); 2010 My Will (FELL 4th); 2011 Ornais (FELL 4th); 2013 Teaforthree (3rd); 2014 Teaforthree (UR 15th).

Form: 1481P/5334/21328015-44

*Emerged as a potential Aintree contender when making all the running in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March, 2014.

*Subsequently came home fifth in the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown Park and fourth in the Galway Plate won by Road To Riches in July.

*Only outing since when fourth, beaten just over 18 lengths, in the Grade 2 Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse on February 21.

Race record: Starts: 19; Wins: 4; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 3; Win & Place Prize Money: £92,023



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.