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SNOWFALL: Epsom heroine bids for Irish double at the Curragh

2021 Oaks successor Snowfall reappears at the Curragh on Saturday afternoon



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

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.

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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.

2G3Y8G3 Trainer Aidan O'Brien walks out to check the ground during day four of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. Picture date: Friday June 18, 2021.
Aidan O’Brien has won the Irish Oaks just twice since 2008

“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.”

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.