Snowfall Faces Seven In Irish Oaks


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G1 Cazoo Oaks winner Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) makes her much-anticipated first start since that record 16-length romp in Saturday's G1 Juddmonte Irish Oaks at The Curragh, where she will face seven rivals. Also the winner of the G3 Musidora S. in May, Snowfall will be reunited with Ryan Moore after being piloted by Frankie Dettori at Epsom, and they will break from the inside stall.

Snowfall will be joined by three Ballydoyle stablemates in Listed Naas Oaks Trial scorer Willow (Ire) (American Pharoah), who exits the outside gate eight under Seamie Heffernan; the Oaks third and G2 Ribblesdale S. fourth Divinely (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) from stall six with Wayne Lordan; and La Jaconde (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), who bounced back from an 11th place finish in the Oaks to break her maiden at Roscommon on June 29. She breaks from stall two and will be partnered by last year's Derby-winning jockey Emmet McNamara.

Also the subject of support in the market is the Donnacha O'Brien-trained Ribblesdale third Nicest (Ire) (American Pharoah), whose dam Chicquita (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) won this race in 2013, and thus the Coolmore partners field five of the eight runners and the top four betting choices.

Irish Oaks draw:

1-Ahandfulofsummers (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) – Chris Hayes

2-Divinely (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) – Wayne Lordan

3-La Jaconde (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) – Emmet McNamara

4-Mariesque (Ire) (Lawman {Fr}) – Shane Crosse

5-Nicest (Ire) (American Pharoah) – Shane Crosse

6-Party House (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) – Colin Keane

7-Snowfall (Jpn) (Deep Impacct {Jpn}) – Ryan Moore

8-Willow (Ire) (American Pharoah) – Seamie Heffernan

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