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2015 Grand National runner profile: Pineau De Re

Pineau De Re

Age: 12

Weight 11st

Trainer: Dr Richard Newland. Grand National record – 2014 PINEAU DE RE (WON)

Jockey: Daryl Jacob. Grand National record – 2007 Philson Run (4th), 2008 Philson Run (UR 8th), 2010 Maljimar (Fell 22nd), 2011 What A Friend (PU 27th), 2012 NEPTUNE COLLONGES (WON)

Form: 2617/3/1232/61F540/90501621/60235F27131-0P00

*Winner of the 40-runner 2014 Crabbie’s Grand National over 30 fences at 25/1, scoring in great style by five lengths from Balthazar King under Leighton Aspell. He was a first runner in the great race for both owner John Provan and trainer Dr Richard Newland. Carried 10st 6lb to victory

*Has run four times over hurdles this season but has not troubled the judge.

*Last seen out when 11th, beaten just under 20 lengths, in the Pertemps Network Final at the Cheltenham Festival on March 12. He finished third in the same race in 2014 prior to his Crabbie’s Grand National victory.

*His name refers to a fortified wine (Pineau) produced in the Poitou-Charente region of western France, specifically in this case on the Ile de Re, an island linked by a bridge to the mainland.

*Bred by the Ile de Re-based Michel Hardy, Pineau De Re was sold as a three-year-old at a sale at Saint-Cloud for 20,000 euros and moved to Ireland.

*Pineau De Re came to Dr Richard Newland’s small stable in Claines, Worcestershire in the summer of 2013 at the age of 10, after being bought privately before a projected appearance at Doncaster Bloodstock Sales. The horse had been trained in Ireland by Philip Fenton for owner Barry Connell and won the Ulster National by 23 lengths at Downpatrick in April, 2013.

Jump race record: Starts 38; wins 7; 2nd 6; 3rd 4. Win & place prize money: £659,706