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2015 Grand National runner profile: Across The Bay

| 01.04.2015
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Across The Bay

Age: 11

Weight: 10st 6lb

Owner: Scotch Piper Syndicate

Trainer: Donald McCain. Grand National record – 2007 Idle Talk (UR 19th); 2008 Cloudy Lane (6th), Idle Talk (14th); 2009 Idle Talk (12th), Cloudy Lane (UR 15th); 2010 Cloudy Lane (8th), 2011 BALLABRIGGS (WON); 2012 Ballabriggs (6th), Weird Al (Fell 26th); 2013 Across The Bay (14th), Weird Al (PU 25th), Ballabriggs (PU bef 24th); 2014 Kruzhlinin (10th), Across The Bay (14th)

Jockey: Henry Brooke. Grand National record 2013 Across The Bay (14th), 2014 Across The Bay (14th)

Form: 3/14512/49312U2/PP1P8/782425P3/112710/581U0-800B

*Has run in last two renewals of the Crabbie’s Grand National, finishing 14th on both occasions after being badly impeded.

*Won four times in Ireland when trained by Noel Meade.

*Has won three times over fences, all on heavy ground, for Donald McCain, most recently in a 3m 4f handicap chase at Haydock Park in December, 2013.

*Well-beaten in first three starts this season, including in the Becher Chase over the Grand National fences at Aintree in December, before being brought down four out in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on March 12.

Race record: Starts: 41; 1st: 8; 2nd: 6; 3rd: 3; Win & Place prize money: £142,642

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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.