Fred Winter trained his second successive Grand National winner in Anglo – a shock 50/1 winner in 1966. This would be the trainer’s fourth and final National triumph, having previously ridden two winners of the race.
A twenty length winner from the previous year’s runner up and much fancied 11/4 favourite Freddie, Anglo gave jockey Tim Norman a win with his first ride in the race.
Remaining in mid-division for the majority of the race, Anglo’s stamina began to tell within the final mile, gradually creeping through the field before looming as the biggest danger to leader Forest Prince two from home.
Anglo then began to draw well clear of the chasing pack, with favourite Freddie putting up a hopeless pursuit from the final fence, carrying an extra stone and a half.
Punters had dismissed the eight-year-old as merely ‘making up the numbers’ in the build up to the race, only able to win a very moderate chase at Windsor amongst a string of unimpressive displays. Out of the handicap, he was one of 25 runners to carry the minimum weight of 10st.
Anglo attempted to defend his crown the following year but the rise in the weights got the better of him and was pulled up. However, his half-brother, Red Alligator, repeated the family success by winning the 1967 event.
Starting Price: 50/1
Age: 8 years
Winning Distance: 20 lengths
Owner: Stuart Levey
Jockey: Tim Norman
Weight Carried: 10st
3rd: Forest Prince
4th: The Fossa