Aidan O’Brien will bid for a first win in the Irish Oaks since 2016 when his Epsom Downs heroine Snowfall lines up in a bid for a replication of her Classic success back across the Irish Sea on Saturday.
Ballydoyle saddle four runners but this season’s Musidora and Surrey successor is a clear favourite at the Curragh this weekend after her 16-length destruction in the English equivalent last month under Frankie Dettori.
Retained rider Ryan Moore gets the ride in County Kildare, however, just as he did at York in May and the rapidly improving daughter of Deep Impact now looks the real deal over the mile-and-a-half trip, rated 120.
Her opposition have a huge amount to find on official figures and the Group 1 looks at her mercy yet again.
Speaking in the aftermath of her most recent outing, the handler told Racing TV: “She’s been fine since the Oaks, everything seems to be good with her.
“She hasn’t obviously done much since Epsom as it wasn’t that long ago, but she seems to be in good form.
“The Irish Oaks is possible for her. We won’t decide for another bit, but it’s definitely possible for her.”