MIDDAY, Snow Fairy and Sariska – drama and a brilliant performance in the 2010 Darley Yorkshire Oaks

Racing TV published this video item, entitled “MIDDAY, Snow Fairy and Sariska – drama and a brilliant performance in the 2010 Darley Yorkshire Oaks” – below is their description.

The 2010 Yorkshire Oaks had been billed as a clash of the generations, with 2009’s dual Oaks winner Sariska and Ed Dunlop’s Snow Fairy, who had completed the same double 12 months on, taking each other on.

The third top-class filly in the field was Cecil’s Midday, three times a Group One winner herself, including at the Breeders’ Cup last November. But the big clash failed to materialise as Sariska rooted herself to the spot when the gates opened.

As expected it was Barshiba who set off at a decent early pace, which would have suited Snow Fairy. She could be spotted making stealthy headway under new jockey Richard Hughes, replacing the injured Ryan Moore, but Tom Queally was going just as well three furlongs out on the winner.

He kicked early and seemed to put the race to bed but, just as she had done in the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood, Midday drifted off a true line and gave Snow Fairy a second chance.

The three-year-old could not bridge the gap, though, and went down gallantly by three lengths. There was a further two back to Sir Michael Stoute’s Eleanora Duse.

“That was a great performance. She was always going so well and she went and won the race, but then thought she’d done enough,” said Cecil.

“She was alone in front but found more. It was a real pity Sariska didn’t race, but the second is a very good filly.”

Cecil was to be proved right with Snow Fairy going on to considerable success herself, confirming just what had a high-class renewal this had been.

#horse #horseracing #HenryCecil #Midday #yorkraces

Racing TV YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


About This Source - Racing TV

Racing TV (formerly Racing UK) is a British television channel with 34 racecourses as shareholders and fixtures from 61 racecourses broadcast live on its output. The station is dedicated to horse racing broadcasting over 70% of all live racing from Britain and Ireland, including nearly 90% of all Group and Graded races.

Recent from Racing TV:

Four in a row for Frankel filly ETERNAL PEARL who stays on best at Newmarket

MUTASAABEQ returns to form with decisive Joel Stakes victory at Newmarket

Still unbeaten! Classy COMMISSIONING eases to Rockfel success at Newmarket

In This Story: Yorkshire

Yorkshire – often referred to by inhabitants as “God’s own country” – is a historic county in northern England. It’s known for its Roman and Viking heritage, as well as its Norman castles, medieval abbeys, Industrial Revolution-era cities and 2 national parks. The county town of York, founded by the Romans, is home to 13th-century cathedral York Minster, Tudor houses and medieval walls. The interactive Jorvik Viking Centre recalls the area’s 9th-century Norse occupation.

5 Recent Items: Yorkshire

Mini budget: ‘What’s going to happen after six months?’ | Butcher Graham Starkey speaks to GB News

Huddersfield stabbing: ‘He thought it was a normal school day’

15-year-old fatally stabbed in Huddersfield by suspected 16-year-old murderer

Teenager stabbed to death outside school in Huddersfield is named

Huddersfield: Boy, 16, arrested on suspicion of murder after 15-year-old fatally stabbed

Leave a Comment

We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.