Oh So Easy For Snowdance

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The Justin Snaith-trained dual Gr1 winner Snowdance looks all set to defend her Majorca Stakes title on Sun Met day, after she opened her season account with a Pinnacle Stakes exercise gallop at Kenilworth on Saturday.

Richard Fourie guides Snowdance to a facile win (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

Starting at a prohibitive 1-3 in the 1400m contest, Snowdance was given a surpremely confident ride by Richard Fourie and lengthened to hold the gallant Goodtime Gal to an unextended 2 lengths in a time of 86,42 secs.

Coming off three consecutive Gr1 seconds since beating Star Express to win the Majorca on Met Day, Snowdance looked a cut above her five opponents and she duly delivered in style to give punters a Bipot bonus.

She could take her place in the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate on 5 January and take on the top four in the Green Point Stakes. What a race SA’s most prestigious weight-for-age mile is developing into!

A R2 million National Yearling Sale purchase, the dual Gr1 winner Snowdance has earned at all of her 9 starts – having won 5 races in total and took her stakes bank to R2 141 000.

The facile winner was bred by Cheveley Stud and is yet another top-class filly sired by the late champion sire Captain Al (Al Mufti) – she was his fifth Cape Fillies Guineas winner last season.

Justin Snaith and Richard Fourie look very pleased with Snowdance (Pic – Chase Liebenberg Photography)

She is a full-sister to the Listed Laisserfaire Stakes and Lady’s Pendant winner Victorian Secret.

Snowdance is out of Gr3 Kenilworth Fillies Nursery winner Spring Lilac (Joshua Dancer) – a half-sister to Equus Champions Bela-Bela and Rabiya.