2015 Grand National runner profile: Chance Du Roy
Chance Du Roy
Weight: 10st 4lb
Owner: Daphne Du Pre
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: Not yet known
*Fifth on both appearances this season. Beaten five lengths by Oscar Time in Becher Chase over the Grand National fences at Aintree on December 6 and last seen out when keeping on behind Soll in 3m veterans’ handicap chase at Exeter on February 8.
*Sixth in 2014 Crabbie’s Grand National beaten 19 lengths.
*Has run six times over the unique Aintree fences in total.
*Won Becher Chase in 2013. Has also finished ninth in the 2013 Crabbie’s Topham Chase, fell in the 2012 Betfred Grand Sefton Chase and beat all bar Always Waining in the 2012 Topham Chase.
*He is French-bred, as have been three of the past six winners. In 2009 Mon Mome became the fourth French-bred horse to win a National (100 years after the third, Lutteur), swiftly followed by Neptune Collonges in 2012 and Pineau De Re in 2014.
Race record: Starts 36; wins 8; 2nd 2; 3rd 3. Win & place prize money: £200,594