Another smart Group Three follows and it sees the Snow Fairy Fillies Stakes and we are giving another chance to Shale for Donnacha O'Brien.
The filly made her debut in a decent maiden last term where she ran no race, but came on massively for the first experience to get off the mark at Gowran Park on heavy ground.
She backed that up in a Group Three at Leopardstown before just falling short behind Pretty Gorgeous in a Group Two at the Curragh.
The daughter of Galileo stepped up for the Group One Moyglare Stud Stakes over the same course and distance and reversed the form with the Joseph O'Brien runner to land her first black type event, with the good ground being crucial for her success.
She then headed to Newmarket next time out in the bet365 Fillies' Mile and could only finish sixth with the soft ground not playing to her strengths.
On her seasonal debut she was an average fifth in the 1000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown and off the back of that went to Royal Ascot for the Coronation Stakes and was below par again.
Shale was last seen back in Group One company when again finding things tough, but the form of the race has worked out with second placed Santa Barbara since winning twice in America.
Now back down to a Group Three she can hopefully show her presence, but does need to bounce back from her recent runs.