13th July 2021
Snowfall set for Juddmonte Irish Oaks this Saturday
Snowfall will attempt to become the 15th filly to complete the Oaks double, following her record breaking 16 lengths success at Epsom, when she lines up in the Juddmonte Irish Oaks this Saturday at The Curragh.
The Aidan O’Brien trained daughter of Deep Impact is among 9 fillies remaining in the Group 1 Classic following today’s entry stage. He also has High Heels, Divinely, La Joconde and Willow in the race.
Trainer Donnacha O’Brien will look to win his first Classic as a trainer with Nicest, while his brother Joseph will be represented by Mariesque. Trainer Ger Lyons, who won the race last year with Even So, will look to win the race for a second successive year with Party House, while Fozzy Stack will be represented by Ahandfulofsummers.
A strong British trained team are set to line up in the Paddy Power Sapphire Stakes. The Group 2 contest has attracted Keep Busy trained by John Quinn and Came From The Dark trained by Ed Walker. Measure of Magic, Logo Hunter, Romantic Proposal, Gustavus Weston and Make A Challenge are the leading home trained contenders.
There are 10 entries for the Jebel Ali Racecourse and Stables Anglesey Stakes including recent Curragh Maiden winner Beauty Inspire, together with Hadman, Celtic Times, Strapped, Daisy Peers, Admiral D and Cadamosto.
Speak in Colours heads the 25 entries in the Paddy Power Scurry, which features three British trained contenders with Gulliver, Zargun and Mo Celita.
There are 23 entries in the Kildare Village Ladies Derby, won last year by Princess Zoe, while there are 15 entries in the Dingle Whiskey Nursery Handicap, 22 in the Juddmonte “Expert Eye” EBF Maiden and 13 in the Aquaturf Handicap, including Shanroe, Ever Present and Iowa
Sunday’s 8 race programme features the valuable Kilboy Estate Stakes with 19 entries in the Group 2 contest. These include Royal Ascot winner Create Belief trained by Johnny Murtagh, multiple stakes winner Angel Power trained in Britain by Roger Varian and Group 1 winner Pretty Gorgeous trained by Joseph O’Brien.
Breeders Cup winner Order of Australia is one of 15 entries in the Romanised Minstrel Stakes, with contenders for the Group 2 contest also including A Case of You, Monaasib, Ace Aussie, Maker of Kings and Snapraeterea.
Declared runners Saturday – 15th July
Declared runners Sunday – 16th July
Good, following 8.6mm of rain overnight
Monitoring regarding watering
Racing in straight on Stand side
Dry and very warm
Ante Post prices
Juddmonte Irish Oaks
Paddy Power: 2-7 Snowfall, 6 Nicest, 8 High Heels, 10 Divinely, 16 Willow, 25 Party House, 33 La Jaconde, Mariesque, 66 Ahandfulofsummers
Where to watch
RTE – 5 live races – 3rd to 7th race
ITV – live coverage of Juddmonte Irish Oaks
Racing TV – all races live
Racing TV – all races live