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SNOWFALL | Aidan O’Brien’s filly aims to round off an incredible season in the Arc

The three-year-old aims for her fourth Group 1 success of the season in the Arc at Longchamp



2C7T6EA Snowfall and jockey Wayne Lordan (centre) win the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden from Sister Rosetta (left) at Curragh Racecourse.
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Snowfall will aim to conclude a cracking campaign in style on Sunday afternoon after the Deep Impact filly was supplemented for the Arc at Longchamp by her connections.

After showing hints of promise as a two-year-old, the granddaughter of Galileo thundered home in the Musidora Stakes at York on her seasonal reappearance in May before producing her best performance at the Epsom Downs a month later.

Lining up as an 11/2 shot for the Oaks, the filly made smooth headway with three furlongs remaining and pushed into the lead shortly after.

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Aidan O’Brien sends Snowfall to Longchamp on Sunday

That was the last she saw of her rivals as she produced a blistering turn of foot to power down the home straight and record a memorable 16-length victory.

The filly followed that success up with victory in the Irish and Yorkshire Oaks at the Curragh and York, before making the trip across the channel for the Prix Vermeille at Longchamp.

Snowfall suffered a slight blip there as she finished a length and a half behind Teona, but Aidan O’Brien is confident she’ll bounce back at the first time of asking here in the softer conditions

Talking to the Racing Post, the Ballydoyle trainer said “It was always the plan to supplement Snowfall for the Arc and we’re very happy with her.

“We’ve been very happy with her since Longchamp and everything has gone well.

“She’s a filly who stays very well and, while soft ground can catch out some horses, it doesn’t catch her out.”

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