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Mr Snugfit Twice placed in the Grand National

Mr Snugfit


GENDER: gelding

FOALED: 1977

SIRE: Jukebox
DAM: Sinzinbra

BREEDER: Cheveley Park Stud Ltd

OWNER: Mr Adrian Greenwood

RACES: 47 WINS: 11 2nd: 8


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Mr Snugfit

Mr Snugfit was a big old fashioned steeplechaser, and was extremely unlucky not to have written his name into Grand National history in 1985.

Mr Snugfit tackled the 1985 Grand National and had to carry over a stone more than his allotted weight. Heavily supported in the betting market, he looked sure to prove the market right when hitting the front two out. Battling it out with Last Suspect, he looked set to win after Last Suspect made a blunder jumping the third last . However, Last Suspect responded to the coaxing of jockey Hywel Davies caught Mr Snugfit in the final 40 yards, despite flashing his tail he dug deep to win, leaving our Mr Snugfit to settle with the runners up spot.

The following year Mr Snugfit returned to Aintree and was sent off 13-2 favourite. With three fences left Mr Snugfit and most of the 20 runners in front of him he was shaken up by jockey Phil Tuck and passed all but three and finished in fourth place.

More about Mr Snugfit

Watch the 1985 Grand National here
Watch the 1986 Grand National here

Mr Snugfit: Three generation pedigree

Mr Snugfit
bay gelding
Jukebox Sing Sing Tudor Minstrel
Agin The Law
Bibi Mah Tehran
Mulier Magnifica
Sinzinbra Royal Palace Ballymoss
Crystal Palace
La Lidia Matador (IRE)
Lady Grand

Race wins

Date Race Jockey Racecourse

19/03/85 Trent Handicap Chase 3m 4f P Tuck Nottingham

08/03/85 Kendal Handicap Chase 3m P Tuck Carlisle

26/02/85 Long Eaton Handicap Chase 3m 4f P Tuck Nottingham

28/01/85 Trial Handicap Chase 3m P Tuck Leicester

31/12/84 Whisky Handicap Chase 3m P Tuck Carlisle

10/01/84 Breedon Handicap Chase 3m G Bradley Leicester

24/12/83 Bradbury Handicap Chase 3m M Barnes Sedgefield

15/12/83 Christmas Stocking Handicap Chase 3m ½f P Tuck Southwell

12/04/83 McDonagh Novice Chase 3m P Tuck Sedgefield

27/12/80 Alnwick Castle Novices Hurdle 2m ½f R Lamb Newcastle

28/11/80 Pickwell 3 yo Novices Hurdle 2m P Tuck Leicester

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