2020 Chesnut colt by Showcasing (GB) ex Under The Covers (GB) (Stimulation (IRE))
Owner KVT VI
Snuggle made his racecourse debut in May and ran a solid race, given his wide draw and he would not have been wound up, he was then a close second on his next start. He should progress into a smart sprinter this term.
He is by Showcasing, one of the leading stallions in Europe.A Gimcrack winner himself for John Gosden, he started his career at stud from humble beginnings, standing for an initial stud fee of £5,000. However, following some amazing early results, his fee has risen over the years to his current one of £45,000, largely thanks to the likes of Group 1 winners Mohaather, Advertise and Quiet Reflection. He is a hugely consistent stallion and his stock are versatile and boast an incredible will to win on the track.
Our colt is the first foal of Under The Covers, a very speedy five time winning mare who achieved a rating of 97. She is a daughter of another very fast mare in Sakha, a Listed winner over 5 furlongs for the late John Dunlop. Sakha produced six winners from seven runners whilst her own Group-winning dam, Harmless Albatross, produced nine winners from eleven runners including four stakes winners. We are big fans of ratios like this as they often indicate toughness and soundness in a pedigree, as well as ability of course.
We purchased Snuggle for 80,000 guineas at the Tattersalls Book 2 Sale. He will be trained by Ed Walker who has been responsible for the leading sprinter in Europe this season in Starman. Ed loved this colt and pushed us to go for one final bid to sign for this colt, blowing our intended budget out of the water.
Luke Lillingston commented “Feast your eyes on this powerhouse of a colt . He is the epitome of what I believe a proper sprinter should look like. Raised on some of Carmarthenshire’s wonderful land his great physique is supported by outstanding limbs and feet. By Britain’s leading speed stallion Showcasing and with his first three dams all being both fast and classy I am expecting this boy to be flying the KVT flag with distinction at our leading racecourses in the next few years. He could well be the next great sprinter for Ed Walker’s burgeoning stable.”
Group 1 winning trainer Ed Walker is based at the stunning Kingsdown Stables in Upper Lambourn. 2021 was his best year to date.
Snuggle is our second colt with Ed and with his recent success we are very excited for this lad.
|SNUGGLE (GB)||SHOWCASING (GB)||OASIS DREAM (GB)||GREEN DESERT (USA)|
|2007||ARABESQUE (GB)||ZAFONIC (USA)|
|2020||UNDER THE COVERS (GB)||STIMULATION (IRE)||CHOISIR (AUS)|
|2013||SAKHA (GB)||WOLFHOUND (USA)|