Fairy booked for Deauville return
Thursday 9 August 2012
Snow Fairy continued her preparations for a seasonal comeback with a gallop at Sandown on Thursday morning.
The multiple Group One-winning mare has been absent since picking up an injury when in the Far East towards the end of last year and missed a possible engagement in the Nassau Stakes last week, but if all goes to plan she will run in the Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville on August 19.
Dunlop said: "I'm on my way back from Sandown where we took Snow Fairy for a gallop. Sandown kindly let her and a lead horse gallop, she worked over a mile and I was happy with how she went."
He added: "Depending on how she comes out of that we are tempted to start her off in the Romanet over a mile and a quarter on Sunday week.
"Obviously it will be ground dependant but they tell me it is very nice weather in Deauville now, it's drying out but as we know things can change on that front. If we were to miss that, logically it would be the Yorkshire Oaks.
"We haven't decided anything about the end of the season, we're taking it one step at a time.
"We need to get her back on a racecourse. She's entered in the Champion Stakes, the Irish Champion and the Arc and the Opera but we haven't dreamt that far ahead yet.
"Like last year I'm sure she'll improve for her first run and we'll see how we go."