Snowfall is as short as 2/1 for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe following another brilliant display when adding Thursday's Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York to her two classic victories this summer.
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The Aidan O’Brien-trained filly surged away from the opposition in the final two furlongs to land a third Group 1 after completing the English and Irish Oaks double in spectacular fashion.
The race went to plan for the O’Brien camp through the early stages, with stablemates La Joconde and Divinely occupying the first two places in the early stages and keeping the gallop honest.
Wonderful Tonight, considered the main rival to the 8/15 favourite, tried to stamp her authority on matters but the faster ground was against her and she could not quicken.
Snowfall was going easily and cruised into the lead in the hands of Ryan Moore to seal it in a matter of strides. Albalfora finished well to claim second place, with La Joconde third.
Aidan O’Brien told ITV: "She’s a very good filly who has always done everything very easily. She quickens very well and now she’s become very laid back. She’s starting to really thrive and put on weight.
“She’s going to be really ready for the autumn, I think. She travels very well, gets there very easy and then waits."
On future plans, the trainer said: "It depends what the lads want to do – whether they want to go to an Arc trial or go straight to the Arc."