04/12/2004 11:00PM

Snow Ridge impresses in Dubai trial

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Snow Ridge was the most impressive of three winners in Godolphin's private trial races at Nad Al Sheba in Dubai on Tuesday. Winner of the Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes at Ascot in September, Snow Ridge came from last to first Tuesday to win clearly over Duke of Venice, Bayeux, and Byron, getting a mile on turf in 1:37.40.

Simon Crisford, racing manager for Godolphin, said Snow Ridge could go in either the English 2000 Guineas on May 1 or the 1 5/16-mile Group 2 Dante Stakes May 12.

Sussex took the second colts trial in a time nearly two seconds slower than Snow Ridge's. In the fillies trial, Cairns remained unbeaten, running seven furlongs in 1:26.10.