Snug is sort of the Sham of the older Louisiana-bred ranks. He would
arguably be his division’s leader were it not for Star Guitar, just as
many believed Sham would have been the top 3-year-old back in 1973 had
he not been part of the same crop as Secretariat.
Snug, 6, played runner-up to Star Guitar in the two richest
Louisiana-bred stakes on the calendar last winter, the $150,000
Louisiana Champions Day Classic at Fair Grounds in December, and the
$200,000 Premier Night Championship at Delta Downs in February.
Saturday, he gets away from Star Guitar in the $50,000 John Franks
Memorial, one of two statebred stakes that open the stakes schedule at
Louisiana Downs. Star Guitar is passing on the one-mile turf race to
await a main track stakes at Evangeline Downs.
Snug, meanwhile, is a multiple winner on the grass. He took the
$100,000 Louisiana Cup Turf Classic last spring at Louisiana Downs,
darting to a 1 1/2-length win to earn one of the best Beyer Figures of
his career, a 91.