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2015 Grand National runner profile: Tranquil Sea

| 10.04.2015
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Tranquil Sea

Age: 13

Weight: 10st 5lb

Owner: Jean & Clemmie Shipp

Trainer: Warren Greatrex. Grand National record – no previous runners.

Jockey: Gavin Sheehan. Grand National record no previous rides

Form: 210/213811/1556/2112196/117/U1P23415/25325562/50231P0-5

*At 13 years of age, he is the second oldest contender in this year’s Crabbie’s Grand National.

*Has had a long and illustrious career which includes two Grade 1 victories in the Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown and the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Fairyhouse for trainer Edward O’Grady.

*Other career highlights include a four and a half-length success in the 2009 Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham and back-to-back victories in the Clonmel Oil Chase.

*Joined trainer Warren Greatrex from O’Grady in November 2013 and rolled back the years when winning a veterans’ chase over 3m at Doncaster in February, 2014.

*Was fifth behind Crabbie’s Grand National rival Soll in a veterans’ handicap chase at Newbury on February 28.

Race record: Starts: 47; Wins: 13; 2nd: 9; 3rd: 4; Win & Place Prize Money: £446,677

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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.