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2015 Grand National runner profile: Royale Knight

| 10.04.2015
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Royale Knight

Age: 9

Weight: 10st 2lb

Owner: Chris Stedman & Rob Corsan

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

Jockey: Brendan Powell. Grand National – record 2014 Battle Group (Refused to race)

Form: 0P05/000P4/0/411113P/113227913723-4132

*Started his career in Ireland under the care of John O’Neill but failed to trouble the judge in 10 starts.

*Ran in 12 point-to-points in the 2011/12 season, eventually getting off the mark on his 11th start between the flags and followed up on his next start.

*Was bought out of that sphere by Dr Richard Newland for his current owners and racked up a sequence of four victories after finishing fourth on his British debut at Newton Abbot.

*Has won eight races so far for Newland and showed he stayed very well when winning the Borders National at Kelso in 2013 and the Durham National at Sedgefield earlier this season.

Jump race record: Starts: 33; Wins: 8; 2nd: 4; 3rd: 5; Win & Place Prize Money: £68,129

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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.