2019 Grand National Runner Profile: Pleasant Company

Published on: March 30, 2019
Author: David Metcalf
2019 Grand National runner profile for Pleasant Company

Age: 11
Weight: 11st 1lb
Latest odds: 22/1 with Betfair.

Owner: Malcolm Denmark

Grand National record:
2017 Pleasant Company (9th)
2018 Pleasant Company (2nd)

Trainer: Willie Mullins

Grand National record:
2000 Micko’s Dream (FELL 1st)
2002 Alexander Banquet (UR 6th)
2004 Alexander Banquet (FELL 18th), Hedgehunter (FELL 30th)
2005 Hedgehunter (WON)
2006 Hedgehunter (2nd)
2007 Hedgehunter (9th), Livingstonebramble (UR 6th), Homer Wells (PU 22nd), Bothar Na (PU 29th)
2008 Snowy Morning (3rd), Hedgehunter (13th)
2009 Snowy Morning (9th), Irish Invader (11th)
2010 Snowy Morning (6th), Arbor Supreme (UR 15th)
2011 The Midnight Club (6th), Dooney’s Gate (FELL 6th), Arbor Supreme (FELL 28th)
2012 The Midnight Club (11th), Quiscover Fontaine (FELL 17th), On His Own (FELL 22nd)
2013 Quiscover Fontaine (16th), Quel Esprit (PU 24th), On His Own (FELL 25th)
2014 Vesper Bell (13th), Prince De Beauchene (16th)
2015 Ballycasey (BD 8th)
2016 On His Own (FELL 15th), Sir Des Champs (FELL 15th), Boston Bob (PU 22nd), Ballycasey (UR 29th)
2017 Pleasant Company (9th)
2018 Pleasant Company (2nd), Total Recall (PU 29th), Childrens List (PU 30th)

Form

134/43/3413P/1419/0P2-00

Ran a screamer when a fast-finishing second in the 2018 Grand National, just failing to overhaul Tiger Roll by a head.

Also contested the Aintree spectacular in 2017 when ninth behind One For Arthur after a significant mistake at the 25th fence cost him vital ground.

Has had only two starts so far this season, finishing 15th in a 3m handicap hurdle at Leopardstown in December and and 11th in the Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran Park the following month.

Most recent success over fences came in the Grade 3 Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse in February 2017. A big plus is that Pleasant Company has yet to fall or unseat his rider in 18 starts over obstacles.

From the family of 2008 Grand National hero Comply Or Die and has been laid out to make it third time lucky. Each-way player.

Jumps race record

Starts: 19
Wins: 4
2nd: 1
3rd: 4
Win & Place Prize Money: £276,808

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