2019 Grand National Runner Profile: Regal EncorePublished on: April 4, 2019Author: David Metcalf
Weight: 10st 12lb
Latest odds: 66/1 with BetVictor.
Owner: JP McManus
Grand National record:
1982 Deep Gale (FELL 1st)
1988 Bucko (PU 27th)
1992 Laura’s Beau (3rd)
1994 Laura’s Beau (FELL 6th)
1996 Wylde Hide (UR 24th)
1997 Wylde Hide (UR 22nd)
1998 Gimme Five (5th)
2002 Spot Thedifference (UR 27th)
2003 Youlneverwalkalone (PU 13th)
2004 Clan Royal (2nd), Spot Thedifference (5th), Risk Accessor (UR 6th), Le Coudray (FELL 22nd)
2005 Innox (7th), Spot Thedifference (18th), Shamawan (21st), Clan Royal (CO 22nd), Le Coudray (PU 21st), Risk Accessor (UR 2nd)
2006 Clan Royal (3rd), Risk Accessor (5th), Innox (FELL 1st), First Gold (UR 23rd)
2007 L’Ami (10th), Clan Royal (11th)
2008 King Johns Castle (2nd), L’Ami (FELL 2nd), Bob Hall (PU 19th), Butler’s Cabin (FELL 22nd)
2009 Butler’s Cabin (7th), Reveillez (BD 3rd), Can’t Buy Time (FELL 18th), L’Ami (PU 30th)
2010 Don’t Push It (WON), Can’t Buy Time (FELL 8th), Arbor Supreme (UR 15th), King Johns Castle (refused to race)
2011 Don’t Push It (3rd), Blue Sea Cracker (14th), Quolibet (UR 11th), Can’t Buy Time (FELL 18th), Arbor Supreme (FELL 28th)
2012 Sunnyhillboy (2nd), Synchronised (FELL 6th), Arbor Supreme (UR 10th), Quiscover Fontaine (FELL 17th)
2013 Quiscover Fontaine (16th), Colbert Station (UR 15th), Lost Glory (PU 17th), Sunnyhillboy (UR last)
2014 Double Seven (3rd), Colbert Station (PU 25th)
2015 Shutthefrontdoor (5th), Cause Of Causes (8th), Wyck Hill (PU 29th)
2016 Gilgamboa (4th), Shutthefrontdoor (9th), Pendra (13th), Gallant Oscar (UR 18th)
2017 Cause Of Causes (2nd), Regal Encore (8th), More Of That (PU 30th)
2018 Anibale Fly (4th), Carlingford Lough (PU 30th), Pendra (PU 30th)
Trainer: Anthony Honeyball
Grand National record:
2017 Regal Encore (8th)
Successful twice in Listed handicaps over 3m at Ascot, taking Silver Cup in December 2016 and Keltbray Swinley Chase in February 2018.
Regal Encore was far from disgraced when eighth in 2017 Grand National, and he also ran well when third in valuable Grade 3 Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury later the same year.
His best effort this season came when third when attempting repeat victory in the Keltbray Swinley Chase when back at Ascot.
Smart bumper performer who finished a seven-length second in the Grade 1 Weatherbys Champion Bumper at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival.
Regal Encore is not adverse to clouting a fence or two, so will do well to fare better than his previous attempt in 2017. His odds reflect his chances and on all known form faces an uphill task to get any place prize money.
Jumps race record
Win & Place Prize Money: £196,285
OpenOdds five-star rating