Author: Alan Kelly
Published: 10:55 03/06/2014
St Moritz looks every bit the one to beat in the Riponbet Our Profits Stay In Racing Handicap at 3.25 Ripon today and is tipped to live up to his favourite tag.
The dual course and distance winner is so heavily fancied that all of the top online bookmakers have gone odds-on, but favourite backers can get best value with 888Sport at a top price of 8/11 with other firms as short as 8/13.
Once rated at 107, St Moritz took advantage of his falling mark when routing his rivals over 1m1f at Redcar last week off a handicap rating of 72 and a 6lb penalty for that success is unlikely to prevent the 8-year-old landing a quickfire double today.
Trainer David O'Meara is in good form and the visor which sprung his bay gelding back to life seven days ago is retained today, so it's difficult to find a negative about the selection. Indeed, there are no concerns over the going as he has won on surfaces ranging from Good to Firm to last week's Heavy ground success and having scored twice over this track and trip previously, St Moritz is a confident selection in today's company.