Snowfall Fulfills Oaks Double With Another Romp For Coolmore

Snowfall emulated top racemare Enable with a thumping Oaks double on Saturday, and is now 3/1 to join Galileo’s legendary filly by winning the Arc in the same season.

The winning margin in the Irish Oaks at The Curragh was half that of her Epsom romp – eight and a half lengths this time, from stablemate Divinely.

But the statement laid down will reverberate in just the same way, and she is the widest-margin scorer of the Irish Oaks in over 100 years.

“She’s very smart and she has a lot of quality,” trainer Aidan O’Brien told IrishRacing.com. “We purposely let her down a little bit from Epsom because the season is going to roll on there and it was soft ground at Epsom.

“The plan was to come here, go on to the Yorkshire Oaks and then she’d be ready for the autumn.”

Snowfall is the 15th filly to do the English and Irish Oaks double and the first for Ballydoyle since Alexandrova in 2006.

How she did it was another matter, settled in the middle of the field by Ryan Moore with predicted pacemaker La Joconde hitting the front.

There was a slight intake of breath when they rounded into the straightaway but soon the sheer gulf in scope between her and seven rivals became clear.

Snowfall put the hammer down on the hottest day of the year and delivered on 2-7 favoritism with the alacrity of a star in the making.

By Deep Impact and out of Galileo mare Best In The World, Snowfall will head to the Darley Yorkshire Oaks on Aug. 19 at York.

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