Snow Sky has been mixing it with the best members of his generation ever since he went straight from breaking his duck by 11 lengths in an ordinary Salisbury maiden in October 2013.
A two-length victory in the Listed Lingfield Derby Trial looked to have set him up for a tilt at the Investec Derby only for a minor injury (sustained just three days before the race) to rule him out of the Epsom Classic.
Returning at Royal Ascot, he posted a rare dull effort when a well-beaten fourth in the King Edward VII Stakes but he bounced back with a breakthrough Pattern Race victory in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
He then ran another fine race to grab second behind Postponed in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes at York’s Ebor meeting.
That primed him for his QIPCO British Champions Series debut in the Group 1 Ladbrokes St Leger and he again acquitted himself admirably in defeat, this time getting to within just over three lengths of Kingston Hill in third place.
On his 2015 reappearance, in the Betway Yorkshire Cup, he turned the tables on the St Leger second, Romsdal, but also battled past classy globetrotter Brown Panther in the final 100 yards
Snow Sky followed up in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot but was unable to add to that in three subsequent starts at home and abroad.