The JP McManus owned, Lost Glory, ran in the 2013 National and trained by Jonjo O’Neill and was one of only two he ran in the race, the other being Sunnyhillboy.
At the time he was only 8 years old and had won three of his runs prior to the National but in much smaller races so the event was a big step up for him.
Despite his best efforts, with Mark Walsh on board he couldn’t do any better than being pulled up at the 17th fence.
Back for the 2014 Crabbies Grand National, Lost Glory was placed quite far down the list of runners after the weights were handed out and having only been given 10-02 he started at number 71.
Through several rounds of withdrawals however, he managed to claw his way into the starting line-up and with five additional runs under his belt since his last dabble with Grand National fences, is a much more experienced horse.
That being said, his last two runs have seen him pulled-up on both occasions, firstly at Doncaster in November and then again at Cheltenham in the Kim Muir Handicap Chase which is probably why his odds are so long.
At the very last declaration stage, Lost Glory was withdrawn from contention for the 2014 Grand National and did not run.
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