Trainer Nicky Henderson threw his two cents worth into the 2012 race and ear-marked Shakalakaboomboom as a potential 2012 Grand National Runner and, having been given 10-12 by the BHA Handicapper, was tipped to make his mark in the race.
On fantastic form, Shakalakaboomboom had just had two seconds on the back of a win at Cheltenham, Doncaster and most recently at Warwick all of them at 11-00 or more so the 10-12 at the 2012 Grand National shouldn’t have been a problem for him.
He ran the Topham Chase at Aintree in April 2011, finishing seventh behind the ultimate winner Always Waining so he had experience over the National fences which is always a plus and runs very well when the going is Good.
Also, he had never fallen or unseated his rider, so coupled with the experience of the Aintree fences, ability to go the distance, recent form and the fantastic, on-form trainer, Nicky Henderson, the only obstacle was the fact that he’s 8 years old…
He went off as joint favourite in 2012 and finished in a respectable 9th position but oddly enough, did not get an entry in 2013!BET NOW - CLICK HERE