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Snow Fairy saddles up for possible Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe bid

THE Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is the sights of Snow Fairy - if ground conditions are suitable at Longchamp.

Newmarket trainer Ed Dunlop would not be afraid to pitch his star filly into Europe’s premier middle-distance race on October 2, if conditions allow.

“You’d have to be impressed by all three winners of the Arc trials,” he said.

“Obviously the ground was soft. I suppose the favourite Sarafina was the most impressive.

“Horses that win the Arc trials don’t always go on to win the Arc. We are not running away as a result of them.

“Her participation will come down to the ground but I will be in discussion with Mrs (Cristina) Patino (owner).

“If it was very soft we would put a line through it. If it came back to good, good to soft or something like that, it would be seriously considered.”

Snow Fairy - who ran So You Think close in the Irish Champion Stakes recently - is a top-priced 25-1 to land a fifth Group One success in the Arc.