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  • Inchila Seeks Compensation

Ribblesdale Stakes (Fillies' Group 2) 1m 4f

  • (3yo, 1m 4f, Class 1, 12 runners)
  • Winner £98,335 2nd £37,281 3rd £18,658 4th £9,294 5th £4,664 6th £2,341
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in Places on Round Course
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 30.92s
  • Off time: 15:46:38
Full result
Result 15:45 Royal Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 2 Bracelet 10/1
2nd 7 Lustrous ½ 16/1
3rd 4 Criteria hd 20/1
  • Last Updated: June 18 2014, 13:30 BST

Inchila will be sent off at nowhere near the 40-1 on offer in the Investec Oaks as she bids to prove her Epsom fourth was no fluke in Thursday's Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Peter Chapple-Hyam: Trains Inchila
Peter Chapple-Hyam: Trains Inchila

Trainer Peter Chapple-Hyam had felt that with a luckier run less than a fortnight ago, his filly might have finished in an even higher position, and her chance for compensation awaits in the Group Two event.

Barry Reilly, manager of owners-breeders Woodcote Stud Ltd, said: "It's a massive day for us.

"Peter says she's in very good nick and cannot wait to get her out again.

"She wasn't going to Ascot initially, but we left her in because she didn't have a hard race at Epsom and her recovery rate has been very good.

"We've had substantial offers for her, from America to England, but that's obviously a nice problem to have.

"She looks one of the horses to beat, but next year, when she has strengthened up even more, she should be a different class."

Two interesting overseas raiders are in opposition, and while Alain de Royer-Dupre's Prix Saint-Alary runner-up Vazira is bound to be respected, less is known about Italian filly Final Score.

She is trained by Stefano Botti, brother of Newmarket-based Marco.

The trainer said: "She arrived on Wednesday morning along with the other horse (Dylan Mouth, who runs in the King Edward VII on Friday) and they both travelled well.

"The filly was very impressive in the Italian Oaks and won't mind the ground.

"She is unbeaten in Italy and is in good form, so now we need to measure her against the English form.

"Italian horses have done well in England and France in the past, but it is difficult to know what level they are at until they are tested.

"They will be my first runners at Royal Ascot and my first runners in England, so I am looking forward to it and hopefully they run well."

John Gosden runs both Lingfield Oaks Trial runner-up Criteria and Bright Approach, third in the Cheshire Oaks.

Of the latter, owner Saeed Manana's racing manager Bruce Raymond: "She's very well, but she's a bit ground dependent.

"I think John is monitoring the situation closely because she does prefer a bit of cut as she's been quite a delicate horse to train.

"If she does run, she should run very well.

"She's an improving horse and I think she's a bit better than her last run at Chester."

Roger Varian is also double-handed and told www.varianstable.com: "Talmada is a lovely, big filly who is improving. I think she is talented and I am sure she will be in contention.

"Emaratiya Ana needs to improve a few pounds but she has fair form and we think the step up in trip and fast ground will suit her."

Richard Hannon is quite realistic about his recent York Listed winner Lustrous, telling his stable website: "She surprised us somewhat when winning the Michael Seely Stakes at 20-1, and, though she now jumps up half a mile in trip, she is out of a Hernando mare, so it is worth taking a chance on her stamina."

Wonderstruck, the beautifully-bred Sea The Stars filly who easily beat Hydrogen in a Newmarket maiden, is a leading contender for William Haggas, while Aidan O'Brien has both Terrific and Bracelet in the field.