Each year it is a fascinating race and the 2012 edition of the Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes promises to be a vintage renewal with the news that both Snow Fairy and Nathaniel could line up at the Co. Dublin track on September 8th.
Having landed an emotionally charged Group 1 in France on her last start, Snow Fairy could attempt to go one place better this year after she was run out of it in last years race by the now retired So You Think.
Speaking on Monday , Snow Fairy’s trainer Ed Dunlop said ” The Irish Champion is a possibility. She seems to have come out of France well so far and we will wait and see what the Irish weather does.
“We are due better weather next week so we’ll see how she is.”
Nathaniel leads a number of high class entries for the 1m 2f Group 1 that also includes Cirrus Des Aigles, Imperial Monarch and Parish Hall.