2015 Grand National runner profile: Court By Surprise

Court By Surprise

Age: 10

Weight: 10st 3lb

Owner: Nick Mustoe

Trainer: Emma Lavelle. Grand National Record – no previous runners

Jockey: Richie McLernon. Grand National Record – 2010 Can’t Buy Time (FELL 8th); 2011 Can Buy Time (FELL 18th); 2012 Sunnyhillboy (2nd); 2013 Sunnyhillboy (UR 30th); 2014 Twirling Magnet (FELL 1st)

Form: 140/3P62/31P0/33265-11

*Has won both his starts this season, firstly at Exeter on October 21 and then the Badger Ales Trophy at Wincanton on November 8. In the latter race, he finished second to The Young Master, but was awarded the race subsequently after it was discovered that The Young Master was not qualified to run.

*Ridden out every day by his trainer, for whom this is a first Crabbie’s Grand National runner

Race record: Starts: 18; Wins: 4; 2nd: 2; 3rd: 4; Win & Place Prize Money: £77,717