Snow Fairy to return to stables at weekend

Snow Fairy is expected back home at the Newmarket stables of her trainer Ed Dunlop on Saturday after being forced to miss the Hong Kong Vase.

Snow Fairy is expected back home at the Newmarket stables of her trainer Ed Dunlop on Saturday after being forced to miss the Hong Kong Vase.

The four-year-old filly was withdrawn from the race at Sha Tin on December 11 after suffering an injury while doing a routine canter.

“There will be no more news until she gets home. She’ll be back at home on Saturday,” said Dunlop.

Winner of the Hong Kong Cup last year, Dunlop had only recently decided to opt for the Vase in an attempt to become the first horse to claim both races.

She had bounced back to winning form last time out in the Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup in Japan, taking that race for a second successive year.

However, Dunlop will still be represented in the Cathay Pacific-sponsored prize over a mile and a half by Red Cadeaux, with Ryan Moore switching from Snow Fairy to the five-year-old.

Red Cadeaux has arrived safely in Hong Kong from Australia where he was just touched off in the Melbourne Cup.

“He’s just arrived in Hong Kong. He’s in very good form. They are very with him over there,” the trainer went on.

“He looks very well after his Australian saunter and Ryan Moore rides.”

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