2019 Grand National Runner Profile: Up For Review

Published on: March 30, 2019
Author: David Metcalf
2019 Grand National runner profile of Up For Review

Age: 10
Weight: 10st 6lb
Latest odds: 40/1 with William Hill.

Owner: Andrea & Graham Wylie

Grand National record:
2007 Bewleys Berry (Fell 22nd)
2008 Bewleys Berry (5th), Backbeat (Fell 2nd)
2010 Royal Rosa (UR 14th)
2011 Tidal Bay (UR 10th)
2012 On His Own (leased for the day) (Fell 22nd)
2013 On His Own (Fell 25th)
2014 Prince De Beauchene (16th)
2016 Boston Bob (PU 22nd)

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

120/3114P1/2148-138

Lightly-raced but talented sort who had almost two years off the track between April 2016 and February, 2018.

Up For Review was successful in two of five starts over fences last season, in novice contests at Gowran Park and Killarney.

He also finished fourth behind stablemate and subsequent Cheltenham gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo in the Grade 1 Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse last Easter.

Returned this season with a promising third in the Thyestes Handicap Chase over 3m 1f at Gowran Park in January.

Again shaped well prior to a shuddering mistake three out when eighth in the 3m 1f Grade 3 Ultima Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival when last seen in action.

Has a shout on the pick of his for,m but needs to brush-up his jumping. If he can, then he could outrun his odds – especially based on his run behind Al Boum Photo at the highest level.

Jumps race record

Starts: 16
Wins: 6
2nd: 2
3rd: 2
Win & Place Prize Money: £77,422

OpenOdds five-star rating

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