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SNOWFALL: 4-7 Yorkshire Oaks favourite in “impressive” form ahead of next week’s Group 1

The superb Snowfall could head back to York next week to claim a third Group 1



2C7T6EA Snowfall and jockey Wayne Lordan (centre) win the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden from Sister Rosetta (left) at Curragh Racecourse.

Epsom Oaks successor Snowfall is set for another trip to England next week as she bids to repay favourite backers at York’s Ebor Festival in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks, won last year by stable-mate and fellow Classic heroine, Love.

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The Deep Impact filly romped home on the Downs in June before an easy success in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh a month later.


And that double, which added to an already easy York success back in May in the Group 3 Musidora, makes her an odds-on shot to claim a third career top-level victory next Thursday for Aidan O’Brien.

Speaking ahead of her reappearance, the Ballydoyle trainer told the Racing Post: “Everything has gone well with Snowfall since she won at the Curragh and we have had our eye on the Yorkshire Oaks for quite a while for her.

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Snowfall will bid to replicate Love’s double from last season, who won the Epsom Oaks and Yorkshire Oaks within the space of two months

“She has always been an impressive worker and her recent work has been impressive too. She has done everything we have asked of her. You’d have to be delighted with everything she has done this season, she hasn’t put a foot wrong. We always thought a lot of her – even last year she always worked like a very smart filly.”

Aidan O'Brien
Aidan O’Brien has won the Yorkshire Oaks on five occasions

The Irish handler also stated that the previous winner of the race, Love, could oppose her box neighbour next week if she doesn’t make a trip to France in the near future.

“Love has been good since Ascot. We’re looking at the Deauville race for her, that’s if she doesn’t go to York next week.”

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.