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Snow Fairy wins the Group 1 Cathay Pacific International Race at the Sha Tin 12.12.2010

Snow Fairy: winning her fourth Group 1 race of 2010 at Sha Tin

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Snow Fairy to bypass World Cup for Sheema

DUAL Oaks heroine Snow Fairy is set to bypass the Dubai World Cup and instead take her chance in the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan on March 26.

The Ed Dunlop-trained filly, who notched four wins at the highest level in her Classic season, had been as short as 5-1 for the world's richest race but after discussions with owner Cristina Patino it has been decided that she will run over the two furlong longer Sheema Classic on turf on the same card.

Dunlop said on Saturday: "Ultimately the decision, as with all of them, has been taken by Mrs Patino.

"Ryan Moore rode her work this morning and it is something all of us have been thinking about for sometime. We know that she likes fast turf and stays for a mile and a half and it is a valuable and prestigious race in itself."

Dunlop continued: "We did not know if she would act on Tapeta. It is her first run of the year and if it was the end of the year it might be different but we are all happy with this decision.

"If Ryan Moore stays fit and healthy god willing he will be on board."   

As well as her wins at Epsom and the Curragh, Snow Fairy also posted lucrative wins in Japan and Hong Kong.

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