Storm Melody ran a blinder when runner-up last time out and is strongly fancied to cash-in on a drop in class to go one better and land the 4.30 at Leicester today.
Jonjo O’Neill’s gelding opened his account at Bath 13 months ago when scoring readily by 1 1/4 lengths off a mark of 69.
He got put up to 75 for that victory and was far from disgraced off it in his next two starts – inculding when a 1 1/2 length fourth at Nottingham on the final start of the campaign.
Storm Melody has also shaped well a number of times this season, including when a fine fifth of 20 to Robero in a competitive class 4 affair at Ascot off 75.
The four-year-old is now able to race off 72, just 3lb higher than when last successful and comes into the race having run really well when staying on strongly to be beaten a neck in a class 2 contest at Bath.
Pixileen, who finished 2 1/4 lengtsh behind him in third, has since come out and won a competitive 14-runner class 2 affair at Newmarket to give the form a boost, and Storm Melody now drops back down to class 5 company.
It gives him major claims of gaining a second career success if building on his latest effort.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 3pts win Storm Melody (7/2 generally available – use BOG firms)