Main Menu
Other Betting
Bet Types
    Spread Bet
Horse Racing
Football Bets
Sports Betting
Free Bets
Spread Bet
Gambling Books
  | Home   | Index   | Info   | This Week   | Poker   | News   | Email
Snowfall Is Simply Sensational but Is She in Too Deep?
Horse racing revolves around flat racing, so it’s always nice to see the season go well. There is plenty of time left for shocks and surprises, but even at this point, it’s not wrong to announce it has been a success. Whether it’s 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. She’s rightly considered the top filly in Europe. However, the next couple of races will prove if she’s in too deep or as classy as she looked with Frankie Dettori in the saddle.  

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 she’s 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 doesn’t guarantee her stardom, however, because an even greater test is potentially just around the corner.  
A Sandrine Showdown

Destroying the field in the Oaks is what has made Snowfall an exciting prospect in the horse racing world. Of course, you’re 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. She’s currently the 14/1 second-favourite and she’s also the pretender for Snowfall’s Oaks crown. 

Currently, it’s not certain when the two will face off because Snowfall is a year older and can’t 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 showdown.  

Only time will tell whether Snowfall like she has done so far, but the recent form suggests she’s the filly to beat. She shouldn’t be underestimated.

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Probably the biggest test in horse racing is the Prix de l’Arc 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.

The 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 yet.

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.

Home | Index | Information | Links | Advice | This Week | Columns | News | Email
Lotteries | Casino Gambling | Games | Betting | Film Review | Book Review | Glossary

This document maintained by GGGeditor.
Material Copyright © 2000 - 2021