‘Good Race’ expected of Neige Blanche in Astra
At 0h05, on January 17, 2022 • By SANTA ANITA
Neige Blanche has run nine times in the United States, all in stakes, four of them Grade I’s.
The versatile French-bred mare can stalk or attend the pace, depending on the shape of the race. Her forte is turf marathons, her longest in the U.S. at a mile and a half when she won the Grade III Santa Barbara Stakes at Santa Anita last May.
She broke the mold however at odds of 11-1 in her most recent start last Nov. 25, winning Del Mar’s Grade III Red Carpet Stakes going wire to wire at 1 3/8 miles.
Neige Blanche (White Snow) may put forth a similar effort in the Grade III Astra Stakes, Monday’s holiday feature on turf for older fillies and mares, celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day.