2015 Grand National runner profile: Many Clouds

Many Clouds

Age: 8

Weight: 11st 9lb

Owner: Trevor Hemmings

Trainer: Oliver Sherwood. Grand National record – 1988 Sacred Path (FELL 1st); 1989 Beamwam (PU 18th); 1998 Him Of Praise (REF 27th); 2010 Eric’s Charm (FELL 1st)

Jockey: Leighton Aspell. Grand National record – 2003 Supreme Glory (2nd); 2004 Skycab (UR 6th); 2005 Take The Stand (UR 15th); 2006 Ballycassidy (FELL 25th), 2007 Billyvoddan (PU 19th); 2011 In Compliance (13th); 2014 PINEAU DE RE (WON).

Form: 190/21212P/1212B4-1116

*Much-improved performer who comes into the Crabbie’s Grand National after finishing sixth in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, his first defeat in four runs this season.

*His three victories this season include a strong renewal of the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury in November and the Grade 2 BetBright Cup Chase at Cheltenham on January 24.

*No Hennessy Gold Cup winner has won the Crabbie’s Grand National. The most recent Newbury winner to be placed in the National in the same season was What’s Up Boys, second at Aintree to Bindaree in 2002.

*He is a half-brother to high-class hurdler and chaser The Tullow Tank.

*Both trainer Oliver Sherwood and his wife Tarnya have ridden in the Grand National. *Owner Trevor Hemmings is after his third Grand National success.

Race record: Starts: 19; Wins: 8; 2nd: 5; 3rd: 0. Win & Place Prize Money: £236,400