Snowfall Is Simply Sensational but Is She
in Too Deep?
Horse racing revolves around flat racing, so its always nice to see the season go well. There is
plenty of time left for shocks and surprises, but even at this point, its not wrong to announce it has been a success. Whether its Adayar romping home in the 2021 Epsom Derby or Stradivarius
losing his Ascot Gold Cup crown, there have been plenty of highlights.
Still, one of the best was Snowfall winning the Oaks by a record 16-lengths. Shes rightly
considered the top filly in Europe. However, the next couple of races will prove if shes in too deep or as classy as she looked with Frankie Dettori in
British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes
The name of the
event tells you everything you need to know about this race. Snowfall will return to action in October at Ascot and take on the girls. Therefore, the playing
field will be slightly even, but not completely even.
After all, mares are older and more mature than fillies, which means some of the
ladies will utilise their experience. Tarnawa is a prime example since shes five years old and the 4/1 second-favourite. Snowfall will have her work cut
out taking on this Irish thoroughbred and breezing to victory, but the racing betting markets see her as the
top contender at 3/1. Winning this bout doesnt guarantee her stardom, however, because an even greater test is potentially just around the
Destroying the field in
the Oaks is what has made Snowfall an exciting prospect in the horse racing world. Of course, youre only as good as your last race since there are
several young bucks ready to take your crown. Less than 12 months later, one has emerged Sandrine.
Sandrine is a smart two-year-old
filly that claimed the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes at Newmarket and instantly shot up the 1,000 Guineas betting. Shes currently the 14/1 second-favourite
and shes also the pretender for Snowfalls Oaks crown.
Currently, its not certain when the two will face off because Snowfall is
a year older and cant re-enter the Oaks or 1,000 Guineas. However, the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot in 2022 may be the ideal theatre for the
Only time will tell whether Snowfall like she has done so far, but the recent form suggests shes the filly to beat. She
shouldnt be underestimated.
The Prix de lArc de Triomphe
Probably the biggest
test in horse racing is the Prix de lArc de Triomphe. It's the race every jockey, trainer, and owner wants to win, and it's arguably more prestigious
than the Epsom Derby or the Epsom Oaks. In Snowfall, Aiden O'Brien has a filly that appears set to land in Longchamp in October.
The best piece of form
has to be her run after the Oaks
when she took on
all comers in the Irish Oaks and won by a wide margin. That run was better than the British Oaks because it was evenly contested and on difficult ground,
yet she made it seem like it was a walk in the park. She picks up whenever she's asked, so the one-and-a-half-mile trip won't go against her.
biggest event in the French horse racing calendar will have several top runners entering, but at 10/3, the bookies don't think Snowfall is in too deep just
Of course, there's a long way to go before October and Snowfall will have to come through a couple of Group One races before then.