2015 Grand National runner profile: Gas Line Boy
Gas Line Boy
Weight: 10st 4lb
Owner: Mick Fitzgerald Racing Club
Trainer: Philip Hobbs. Grand National record – 1990 Gallic Prince (13th); Joint Sovereignty (FELL 19th); 1995 Gold Cap (13th); 1998 Samlee (3rd); Greenhill Tare Away (UR 27th); 1999 Samlee (10th); Bells Life (PU 26th); Mudahim (UR 6th); 2000 Village King (FELL 20th); Stormy Passage (FELL 22nd); 2001 Village King (FELL 8th); 2002 What’s Up Boys (2nd); 2004 What’s Up Boys (BD 6th); 2005 Double Honour (UR 21st); 2007 Zabenz (PU 7th), Monkerhostin (REF 7th); 2009 Zabenz (FELL 16th), Parsons Legacy (FELL 22nd); 2010 Dream Alliance (PU 24th); 2011 Quinz (PU 16th); 2012 Planet Of Sound (12th); 2013 Balthazar King (15th); 2014 Balthazar King (2nd), Chance Du Roy (6th)
Jockey: James Best. Grand National Record – no previous rides
*Has improved in five runs this season, winning twice, at Exter on November 4 in a three-mile handicap chase and at Haydock Park on November 22 over 3m 5f.
*Was pulled up in the Welsh National in December but ran much better when fourth on latest start in the Betfred Grand National Trial at Haydock Park on February 14.
*Successful four times in 16 starts.
*Bought for the present owners for £26,000 at the Doncaster sales at the end of May, 2012
*Started out in Irish point-to-points and won on second of two starts in that sphere.
Race record: Starts: 16; Wins: 4; 2nd: 1; 3rd: 3; Win & Place Prize Money: £45,857