Fans of the high-class performer Snow fairy will be delighted to hear that Ed Dunlop’s globetrotting four-year-old is to stay in training next term with a viewing to tackling a number of Europe’s premier middle-distance events as well as other races around the world, writes Elliot Slater.
Dunlop made the announcement less than 24 hours after the daughter of Intikhab had once again run her heart out to finish an excellent third behind the superb Danedream in the Group 1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on a sweltering afternoon at Longchamp, confirming that she is back to her best and to the kind of form that saw her land four top level contests in an outstanding 2010 campaign – she will always be among the horse racing betting tips from now on.
After talking things through with the filly’s owner Cristina Patino, Dunlop quick was to confirm that Snow fairy, winner of last season’s Investec Oaks at Epsom, the Irish oaks at the Curragh, the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup at Kyoto in Japan and the Cathay pacific Hong Kong Cup at Sha Tin in Hong Kong, will be back to entertain Horse racing betting fans again next year, having delighted all concerned with the way she stuck to her task under Frankie Dettori in reversing placings with her Irish Champion Stakes conqueror So you Think, who finished fourth in the Paris spectacle.
Snow Fairy, who cost connections a paltry 1800 euros as a yearling and has now accumulated more than £2.66 million in career prize money, is expected to follow the same route as last season and head back to both Japan and Hong Kong in a bid to repeat the successes that stunned both of the Far East’s leading racing nations. Having made a later start to this season than in 2010, it is not beyond the bounds of possibility that Dunlop’s latest star filly will be kept on the go to bid for the Dubai World Cup at Meydan at the end of March.