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.
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.
“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.”
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.”