Snow Fairy Out of Prince of Wales’s Stakes
Champion mare Snow Fairy has been ruled out of the Prince of Wales’s Stakes after suffering a minor setback in training on Tuesday.
Snow Fairy was expected to make a comeback from injury at the 2013 Royal Ascot Festival but trainer Ed Dunlop announced on his website that this was no longer possible.
“Unfortunately Snow Fairy has suffered a minor setback, which means she will be on the easy list for a couple of weeks and will sadly miss Royal Ascot,” Dunlop wrote on his website.
Snow Fairy hasn’t been seen at the races since her victory in the Group 1 Red Mills Irish Champions Stakes at Leopardstown in September 2012 that followed her controversial disqualification after winning the Prix Jean Romanet in France.
The daughter of Intikhab has been victorious at Group 1 level on six occasions, including victory in the 2010 Hong Kong Cup, but because of injuries has never competed during the Royal Ascot Festival.
The withdrawal is a blow to Dunlop but the veteran trainer still has a strong team headed for the famous meeting with Red Cadeaux and Joshua Tree likely to contest the Hardwicke Stakes; Times Up targeted at the Ascot Gold Cup and Beatrice Aurore set for the Duke of Cambridge Stakes.
Despite Snow Fairy’s absence the Prince of Wales’s Stakes is set to be one of the most exciting races of the 2013 Royal Ascot Festival with Al Kazeem doing battle with Camelot.
Tattersalls Gold Cup winner Al Kazeem (7/4) is on top of the 2013 Prince of Wales’s Stakes betting market at Bet365 followed by 2012 Epsom Derby winner Camelot (2/1), French galloper Maxios (4/1), John Gosden-trained The Fugue (8/1) and 2011 Melbourne Cup winner Dunaden (12/1).
You can find the best 2013 Prince of Wales’s Stakes odds at Bet365.
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