2015 Grand National runner profile: The Druids Nephew
The Druids Nephew
Weight: 10st 9lb
Owner: The Stonehenge Druids
Trainer: Neil Mulholland. Grand National record – no previous runners.
Jockey: Aidan Coleman. Grand National record – 2008 Mon Mome (10th); 2009 Stan (FELL 7th); 2010 Mon Mome (FELL 26th); 2011 Grand Slam Hero (FELL 13th); 2012 Mon Mome (PU 22nd); 2013 The Rainbow Hunter (UR 8th); 2014 The Rainbow Hunter (UR 9th).
*Has been progressive in staying handicaps since joining his current trainer this season, his latest success an eyecatching Grade Three victory in the Ultima Business Solutions Handicap Chase over three miles and a furlong at the Cheltenham Festival.
*From a family of classy Flat stayers; his dam is a half-sister to Goodwood Cup winner and Ascot Gold Cup second Sergeyevich.
*Commanded a price of £40,000 as a four-year-old at Doncaster Sales, three days after winning an Irish point-to-point, the first of his five career victories.
*Was bought by Andy Turnell, who trained Maori Venture to win the 1987 Grand National. Switched to Neil Mulholland when Turnell suffered a bout of ill health.
Jump race record: Starts: 20; Wins: 5; 2nd: 3; 3rd: 2. Win & place prize money: £93,004.