Another winning favourite to cheer the cockles! Cloister had placed second the previous year and the bay horse by Ascetic beat a field of 25.
Cloister is widely believed to have been the likely winner in 1891, but for getting a bad ride in the final stages.
In 1893 he carried a then unheard of 12st7lbs, but still won by 40 lengths, despite carrying 34lb more than the second horse Aesop.
Cloister suffered a string of injuries after his National win, but still won many big races such as the Welsh National and the Great Shropshire Chase. He died aged 19 in 1903 having happily retired to a farm. Despite problems with various ailments Cloister won 19 of 35 starts, and only finished unplaced on five occassions.
Starting Price: 9/2 fav
Age: 9 years
Winning Distance: 40 lengths
Owner: Charles Duff
Jockey: Bill Dollery
Weight Carried: 12st7lbs
3rd: Why Not
4th: Tit for Tat