Nassau under consideration for Snow
Wednesday 11 July 2012
There are 24 high-class entries in the Blue Square Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Saturday August 4.
Ed Dunlop's globetrotter Snow Fairy, who has missed the first half of the season after picking up an injury in the Far East, may make her eagerly-anticipated return, though Patrick Cooper, racing manager for the mare's owner Anamoine Limited, stressed that the race, in which she finished second last season, is only an option at this stage.
"We'll just see how we go but the Nassau is an option for Snow Fairy," said Cooper.
"She is coming back from an injury, which she picked up in Hong Kong last year, but she is back in Newmarket now and is in full training. It will be great if she can get to Goodwood and, if she is ready, we will be there.
"Her programme will hopefully be the same as last year and we will be looking to go out to the Far East with her again at the end of the year providing everything goes well.
"We had considered the Eclipse for her but she wasn't ready and it may be the case that she is a better filly in the second half of the season."
Investec Oaks winner Was is a possible for Aidan O'Brien, as are Maybe, Soon, Twirl and Up.
Midday won last year for Sir Henry Cecil and this year he could run Timepiece, winner of the Falmouth last season.
John Gosden has three strong contenders in Joviality, Izzi Top and The Fugue while Roger Varian's Nahrain and Mick Channon's Samitar are other contenders.