Dunlop eager for Breeders’ trip
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Ed Dunlop has a "secret wish" that Snow Fairy will run at the Breeders' Cup later on this year.
The brilliant five-year-old returned from a lengthy lay-off to win her fifth Group One in five different countries on Sunday, taking the Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville.
Dunlop has fond memories of America, having taken another brilliant filly, Ouija Board, across the Atlantic for three successive Breeders' Cups, winning twice and finishing second once.
The trainer told At The Races: "She's Snow Fairy, she's not a normal horse, so I'm not saying the Irish Champion will come too soon. We'll see how she is, there are various options, and then make a plan.
"Danedream was hugely impressive in the Arc last year and has come out and won the King George. The Arc is an option, but I have a secret wish to go for the Breeders' Cup this year.
"She's won twice in Japan - does she need to go back there? Possibly not. So hopefully we'll aim for the Breeders' Cup, with options on the way like the Vermeille maybe under consideration."