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2016 Grand National runner profile: Triolo D’Alene

| 09.04.2016

David Metcalf | April 6, 2016

Coral’s horse racing experts profile all 40 entrants in the 2016 Crabbie’s Grand National, the most prestigious steeplechase of the National Hunt season.

Triolo D’Alene

Age: 8
Weight: 10st 8lb

Owners: Sandy and Caroline Orr

Grand National Record:
2014 Triolo D’Alene (PU 22nd)

Trainer: Nicky Henderson

Seven Barrows

Grand National Record:
1979 Zongalero (2nd)
1980 Zongalero (Refused 20th)
1981 Zongalero (FELL 22nd)
1982 Sun Lion (FELL 3rd)
1983 Spartan Missile (Unseated 22nd)
1984 Spartan Missile (16th)
1985 Classified (5th)
1986 Classified (3rd), The Tsarevich (7th)
1987 The Tsarevich (2nd), Classified (UR 25th)
1988 The Tsarevich (7th)
1990 Brown Windsor (4th)
1991 Ten Of Spades (14th)
1991 Master Bob (PU bef 19th)
1992 Brown Windsor (FELL 6th)
1994 Henry Mann (FELL 1st)
1995 Tinryland (FELL 1st)
1998 Pashto (FELL 1st)
1999 Fiddling The Facts (FELL 22nd)
2000 Esprit De Cotte (FELL 22nd); 2001 Esprit De Cotte (UR 11th)
2002 Marlborough (FELL 1st), Goguenard (FELL 1st)
2003 Katarino (UR 15th)
2005 Fondmort (PU 28th)
2006 Juveigneur (FELL 1st), Iris Royal (PU bef 17th)
2007 Liberthine (5th)
2009 Golden Flight (FELL 1st); Fleet Street (UR 18th)
2012 Shakalakaboomboom (9th)
2013 Roberto Goldback (UR last)
2014 Triolo D’Alene (PU 22nd)

Jockey: Jeremiah McGrath

Grand National Record: No previous rides



Horse Racing - The 2013 John Smith's Grand National - Ladies Day - Aintree Racecourse

Trio D’Alene landed a big pot for connections in April, 2013, when the ready winner of the Grade 3 Crabbie’s Topham Chase over the famous Grand National fences at Aintree over 2m 5f.

He also Won the 2013 Hennessy Gold Cup over an extended 3m 2f by 2 3/4 lengths from Rocky Creek at Newbury, but disappointed when pulled-up in 2014 running of the Crabbie’s Grand National and was restricted to just two outings in the 2014/15 season.

Bounced back to form on seasonal reappearance with victory in a Listed chase over an extended 2m 4f at Kempton Park in January but only a distant fifth last time out behind Silviniaco Conti in the Grade 1 Ascot Chase.

Jumps race record

Trio D’Alene has some classy back form, and despite being pulled-up in the 2014 running of the Crabbie’s Grand National is not one to write off. Has won 33 per cent of his races, and needs good ground to be seen to best effect.

Starts: 21
Wins: 7
2nd: 1
3rd: 3
Career win and place prize money: £257,626


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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.