Snow bound for Leger

Snow bound for Leger

The drying ground at Doncaster has enabled Ed Dunlop to declare Snow Fairy for the Ladbrokes St Leger on Saturday.

The dual Oaks winner’s participation had been in some doubt in the lead-up to the race and after 25 millimetres of rain on Monday evening prospects were not looking good.

However, the Town Moor venue has since been dry and at declaration time on Thursday Snow Fairy’s name was there alongside the red-hot favourite, Rewilding, and eight others.

With Ryan Moore, in the saddle for both of Snow Fairy’s Oaks victories, claimed by Sir Michael Stoute to ride Total Command, Eddie Ahern comes in for the mount.

Godolphin’s Rewilding finished a promising third in the Derby and backed that up with a laughably easy victory in the Great Voltigeur at York.

With Sheikh Mohammed’s operation having saddled the first two home last year, they will have big hopes of keeping the prize.

James Given’s progressive Dandino takes his chance for the Elite Racing Club, while Arctic Cosmos, just behind Dandino at Goodwood, represents John Gosden and his wife, Rachel Hood.

Aidan O’Brien runs Midas Touch (Colm O’Donoghue) and Joshua Tree (Jamie Spencer) who were second and third respectively in the Voltigeur.

Mark Johnston’s saddles Corsica, Jeremy Noseda will be represented by Theology, while Chester Vase winner Ted Spread will be one slightly inconvenienced by the drying ground.

The only two withdrawals were the O’Brien stablemates Bright Horizon and Flying Cross.

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