2015 Grand National runner profile: Saint Are

Saint Are

Age: 9

Weight: 10st 6lb

Owner: David Fox

Trainer: Tom George. Grand National record – 2003 Tremallt (9th), 2006 Lord Of Illusion (PU 17th), 2009 Kilbeggan Blade (PU 21st), 2013 Big Fella Thanks (UR 8th)

Jockey: Paddy Brennan. Grand National Record – 2005 Double Honour (UR 21st); 2007 Bewleys Berry (FELL 22nd); 2008 Fundamentalist (FELL 3rd); 2009 Knowhere (PU 25th); 2010 Irish Raptor (FELL 14th); 2012 Giles Cross (PU 11th)

Form: 7/53172F31/02524U01/F43090/84PF-3331

*Finished ninth in the 2013 Crabbie’s Grand National when trained by Tim Vaughan.

*Dual winner over the Mildmay Course at the Crabbie’s Grand National Festival, having captured the Grade 1 Doom Bar Sefton Novices’ Hurdle in 2011 and the Listed Betfred Handicap Chase in 2012.

*Joined Tom George ahead of this season and came third in first three outings, including when t3 3/4 lengths behind Oscar Time in the Betfred Becher Chase over the Grand National Course on December 6.

*Recorded first victory for almost three years in a 3m 1f handicap chase at Catterick on February 9, scoring by seven lengths.

Race record: Starts: 31; Wins: 4; 2nd: 3; 3rd: 6; Win & Place Prize Money: £149,561