Despite winning the Eclipse over 10 furlongs I have always thought Nathaniel is better over further. It wasn’t the greatest renewal of that Sandown race and John Gosden has only had one winner in the last fortnight.
SNOW FAIRY will take her career earnings to over £4 million with a victory tomorrow and she looks the most likely winner in the 10 furlong showpiece. Now a six-time Group One winner, she put up one of her best ever displays in this race last year when she just failed to nail So You Think. That showed the track holds no fears and an impressive reappearance win in France last time demonstrates she is as good as ever.
In the Matron Stakes EMULOUS is simply too big to ignore at a standout 3/1 with Coral. A most taking winner of this Group One 12 months ago, I can forgive a poor run at Ascot last time. Back on home soil and with all her rivals having questions to answer, Dermot Weld’s daughter of Dansili is the one to beat.
EMULOUS 4.40pm Leopardstown
SNOW FAIRY 5.45PM Leopardstown