Training Decision for Snow Fairy

Snow Fairy, the dual Classic victorious filly, will stay in training as a four-year-old, trainer Ed Dunlop stated on Wednesday.

Snow Fairy

Snow Fairy

Remaining undefeated in three events this season, including her imposing eight length victory in the Irish Oaks on her previous start, Snow Fairy could possibly have her next performance in the Yorkshire Oaks, although whether she lines up or not will greatly depend on the condition of the ground.

Speaking to At The Races, Dunlop said, "She will stay in training next year and make a lovely four-year-old. There are lots of good older fillies and mares in training at the moment so that will be a challenge.

"We haven't sat down and finalised her plans, we want to keep her options open as the ground at York dries very quickly. The fact that she will stay in in training at four means we don't have to go for the Yorkshire Oaks and I am considering the St Leger, I would like to give it a go.

"She's taken both her Oaks races very well, she's in great form and we think she's come on from Epsom and again from Ireland. Ryan [Moore] said she didn't like the ground at the Curragh, which makes what she did even more impressive."

Dunlop, commenting on filly Ouija Board, said, "We are very lucky to have a filly like her, we have fantastic owner/breeders and we tend to get a better quality of filly.

"She won over 6 furlongs at two and not too many Oaks winners show that sort of speed. Although there is stamina on her dam's side, she's by Intikhab, so we never thought she'd stay a mile and a half and that's why she wasn't entered for any of these races."

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