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Snow Fairy not going to Kentucky this year

Sun 12 September 2010

SNOW FAIRY, who ran such a gallant race to finish fourth behind Arctic Cosmos in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday, will not be trying to emulate her illustrious stable companion Ouija Board this year at least following news from Ed that the Breeders Cup is not on the agenda for 2010.
However, Ed revealed that Snow Fairy, our dual Oaks heroine, will drop back to a mile and a quarter for her next race, either the Prix de l'Opera at Longchamp on Arc day or the Emirates Airlines Champion Stakes at Newmarket a fortnight later.

Reflecting on Snow Fairy's brave run against the colts on Town Moor, Ed said:"She was the last off the bridle, but at the end of the day she has probably not quite got home. She travelled so well through the race and two furlongs out she looked the winner, but if you don't try you don't find out and we gave it a go.

"I don't think dropping back in distance would be a problem, and, while she has come back fine, we will see how she is in a few days before making firm plans. All credit to the winner, who has produced a great performance, but I was really proud of our filly, and if Paris looks like coming too quick we will wait for Newmarket.

"However, we will definitely not be going for the Breeders Cup this year. I know we won the Filly & Mare Turf twice with Ouija Board, but that can wait until next year when it will still be at Churchill Downs. What better way to finish her career."

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