16:30 Ripon – Lake Volta (BEST ODDS 5/4 with Betfair)
Lake Volta wasn’t much to talk about when finishing 7th on his debut at Goodwood. Since then, though, he has won twice. That included a win over good ground and this trip at Ripon last time out. He was very impressive that day, winning by five lengths with ease. He certainly looks a cut above the rest of his rivals in the field. He was the only horse in this race to have won in his last race. I’m surprised that he’s not top weight here. He is top rated when it comes to the Racing Post’s ratings, and that’s no surprise either. I think the price currently available about him is a value one. I thought he would be shorter in the betting, especially considering the run of form that his jockey is on.
A £20 total stake returns £45 with Betfair
All prices correct at the time of posting.