Hopes rising that Snow Fairy may be ready for Royal Ascot date
Last Updated: 19/05/13 10:36am
Snow Fairy: Worked on Friday ahead of possible Royal Ascot run
Hopes continue to rise that Snow Fairy could make her reappearance in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.
The six-time Group One-winning mare looked as good as ever when winning the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown last September, but she was ruled out for the rest of the campaign after suffering a tendon injury, missing possible targets such as the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Breeders' Cup.
Owner Cristina Patino confirmed the six-year-old would return to training in 2013 and having pleased Dunlop since returning to his Newmarket base, he is looking forward to seeing her back on the racecourse.
Dunlop said: "She did her first little bit of fast work on Friday and if she's ready, we'd like to take her to Royal Ascot."