A crack at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will be “seriously considered” for Snow Fairy if the ground is suitable at Longchamp on October 2.
Although impressed by the winners of Sunday’s three Arc trials at the Paris track, Newmarket trainer Ed Dunlop would not be afraid to pitch his star filly into Europe’s premier middle-distance race – as long as he was satisfied with conditions.
“You’d have to be impressed by all three winners of the Arc trials,” he said.
“Obviously the ground was soft. I suppose the favourite Sarafina was the most impressive. Some people have mentioned that sometimes they (Arc trials) are inconclusive.
“Horses that win the Arc trials don’t always go on to win the Arc. We are not running away as a result of them.
“Her participation will come down to the ground but I will be in discussion with Mrs (Cristina) Patino (owner).
“If it was very soft we would put a line through it. If it came back to good, good to soft or something like that, it would be seriously considered.”
Snow Fairy, who ran So You Think to half a length in the Irish Champion Stakes on her latest start, is a top-priced 25-1 to land a fifth Group One success in the Arc.
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