Leopardess in hunt for Fairyhouse gold
Trainer Charlie Longsdon is looking forward to a second trip to Ireland with Snow Leopardess following her impressive display at Newbury on Saturday.
The Martaline mare claimed a Listed bumper at Gowran Park back in September and produced the best performance of her jumping career to date when landing last weekend's EBF & TBA Mares' "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle Finale.
She is now set for a step up to Grade One level in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Easter Sunday.
Longsdon told At The Races: "She's a fresh mare who loves life. I was extremely happy with her the other day and extremely happy afterwards.
"We'll give her a few days in the sun and get her going again.
"She won her bumper at Gowran Park very impressively and the form of that race has worked out exceptionally well.
"Since Gowran Park we've always had the plan of going to Newbury before going for the Grade One at Fairyhouse on Easter Sunday. It might be a very grand plan, but it's something we've always aimed for and we've got three weeks to get there.
"She's travelled over to Ireland before and won and I've got no reason to believe she can't do it again."