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2015 Grand National runner profile: River Choice

| 10.04.2015

River Choice

Age: 12

Weight: 10st 3lb

Owner: Fergus Wilson.

Trainer: Richard Chotard. Grand National record – no previous runners

Jockey: David Cottin. Grand National record – no previous rides

Form: 11/O/0P54/7/46011PP73263P/7125234344/P2434266/18181549F1-6U58P14

*First run in Britain for this horse, who won on his penultimate start, a claiming chase in November at Enghien, France, when trained by Christophe Aubert

*Has won 10 times over hurdles and fences. Would be the first French-trained horse to win the Crabbie’s Grand National since Cortolvin, trained by Englishman Harry Lamplugh in Chantilly, in 1867

*Bought by current owner Fergus Wilson after the horse’s most recent victory in a claimer.

Jump race record: Starts: 56; Wins: 10; 2nd: 5; 3rd: 5; Win & Place Prize Money: £512,476

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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.