Though unlikely to get a trip around the Aintree fences this year, There’s No Panic is one of seven Grand National entries from trainer Paul Nicholls and despite winning at Sandown back in December 2013, wasn’t given much a chance by the BHA Handicapper when he was issued with 9-11 for the 2014 Grand National.
At nine-years old There’s No Panic is owned by the Stewart Family and has had 12 chase starts during his career, winning just three of them and placing twice more.
On his second season of racing he started to do very well and between May 2010 and October 2012 had five wins and three places over both hurdles and in chases and despite a blip in form when he pulled up at Cheltenham in 2012 he continued to do okay before being brought down at Aintree last year in the John Smith’s Topham Chase.
That clearly affected his abilities and he could only manage 6th place on his next run out at Sandown a few weeks later. He rested for the summer and came back for his seasonal debut at Ascot in November 2013 but was pulled-up before heading back to Ascot again a few weeks later where he finished fifth from twelve runners.
Aintree would no doubt suit him as he performs best on good ground and is more than capable of going the distance as he consistently starts at three miles and above but whether or not he will actually get a chance is down to the number of horses above him on the Grand National entries list that will get withdrawn before the race.
Unfortunately There’s No Panic did not make the cut for the 2014 Grand National.