Fairy pleases as Dunlop ponders Dubai run

Snow Fairy delighted trainer Ed Dunlop in her first serious gallop since returning from a winter break.

Snow Fairy delighted trainer Ed Dunlop in her first serious gallop since returning from a winter break.

The four-year-old enjoyed an astonishing campaign during 2010, winning the English and Irish Oaks before plundering the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup in Japan and then the Hong Kong Cup.

The Dubai Sheema Classic and the Dubai World Cup on March 26 are under consideration for the filly, but she is still by no means a certain traveller next month.

“Everything went fine. It was her first gallop and we were very happy with the way she went,” said Dunlop.

“Fingers crossed everything continues to go OK. It was nothing too serious. She went up the Al Bahathri gallop as she normally does.

“There is no decision which race she goes for if she goes to Dubai and she will only be going out there if we’re happy with her.

“If she does go, she’ll go straight to the World Cup night. We won’t be making a decision whether she goes until early March and if she does go, she won’t fly out until 10 or 12 days before the race.”

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