After we witnessed a 100-1 shock at Sedgefield on Tuesday afternoon, there’s perhaps no fitting rewind to pay homage to than Mon Mome’s Grand National heroics in 2009.
Roma Bangkok landed a triple-figure victory under Ross Chapman in County Durham in the opener, seeing off Brian Ellison’s Gordon’s Jet by a nose.
But it was a far more comfortable victory for Venetia Williams’s superstar Mon Mome, who secured a memorable success in National Hunt’s greatest race under the late Liam Treadwell on Merseyside twelve years ago.
Hugely unfancied, the-then 9-year-old had won at the Grand National Festival three years earlier and was a winner in Listed company at Cheltenham earlier that campaign, but went off a three-digit value for the Liverpool showpiece.
But in a remarkable display, the Passing Sale gelding saw off the previous year’s victor Comply Or Die to take the prestigious Grade 3 event.