The well-treated Snow Bay has been shaping better than his form figures suggest and makes plenty of appeal at 7/1 in the 3.40 at Ripon.
He ran a really nice race on his reappearance when finishing 10th of 22 to Norse Blues at Doncaster, showing his customary dash to race up with the leaders until taking up the running five from home before getting headed two out and weakening inside the last.
He was then not knocked about, and although beaten 10 lengths at the line he showed enough to suggest that he would win more races.
It was a similar case at Musselburgh last time out where he again showed up well for a long way until coming under pressure two out and weakening inside the last.
The six year-old should now be spot on to do himself justice, and he is now lower in the weights than when in fine form at this time of the season last year, and 3lb below his last winning mark
Dandy Nicholls’ gelding scored at Musselburgh over a mile last April off a mark of 82 before following up over today’s course and distance off 87.
He was then placed in his next four starts off marks of 92 and 94, including when third in this contest of the latter mark behind today’s favourite Dubai Dynamo.
He was beaten just 2 1/4 length’s by Ruth Carr’s charge, and now meets him on 17lb better terms – 24lbs if you take into account Shirley Teasedale’s 7lb claim.
That should be more than enough to see him turn the tables if building on his latest efforts and coming back to his best, and with ground conditions and trip fine he looks decent value to beat the jolly.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts win Snow Bay (7/1 Betfred, Boylesports, Ladbrokes – BOG)