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

  • (3yo, 1m 4f, Class 1, 9 runners)
  • Winner £85,065 2nd £32,250 3rd £16,140 4th £8,040 5th £4,035 6th £2,025
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 29.41s
  • Off time: 15:05:58
Full result
Result 15:05 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 9 Riposte 9/2
2nd 8 Just Pretending 9/2
3rd 3 Elik 9/2


Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
3 (3) 73-241
Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Elik (IRE) 28
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 73-241
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
3 124 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 97 9/2
4 (4) 31
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Fersah (USA) 24
  • T:W J Haggas
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 31
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 83
  • Naps:
3 124 8-12 W J Haggas P Hanagan 83 20/1
5 (1) 53-2128
Dark Blue, White sash and sleeves, quartered cap Gertrude Versed 20
  • T:J H M Gosden
  • J:L Dettori
  • Form: 53-2128
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 90
  • Naps:
3 124 8-12 J H M Gosden L Dettori 90 12/1
6 (9) 14-55
Black, white disc, quartered cap Hollowina 36
  • T:D H Brown
  • J:G Lee
  • Form: 14-55
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 85
  • Naps:
3 124 8-12 D H Brown G Lee 85 33/1
7 (8) 513-4
Red, Royal Blue stripe, Royal Blue and Red diabolo on sleeves and quartered cap Indigo Lady 36
  • T:P W Chapple-Hyam
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 513-4
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 98
  • Naps:
3 124 8-12 P W Chapple-Hyam S De Sousa 98 16/1
8 (10) 7-3113
Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Just Pretending (USA) 25
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:J A Heffernan
  • Form: 7-3113
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12h
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
3 124 8-12 h A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 107 9/2
9 (5) 21
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Riposte 34
  • T:Lady Cecil
  • J:T P Queally
  • Form: 21
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 89
  • Naps:
3 124 8-12 Lady Cecil T P Queally 89 9/2
11 (2) 7-1
DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Waila 55
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:K Fallon
  • Form: 7-1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 86
  • Naps:
3 124 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute K Fallon 86 7/1
12 (12) 12-1
Green, Pink Sash, White Sleeves Winsili 34
  • T:J H M Gosden
  • J:W Buick
  • Form: 12-1
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12h
  • OR: 100
  • Naps:
3 124 8-12 h J H M Gosden W Buick 100 3/1f

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 (11) 3-11
Alive Alive Oh 44
  • Nag Me
  • T:T Stack
  • J:F M Berry
  • Form: 3-11
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
3 812 T Stack F M Berry 107 NR
2 (6) 5012-40
Cocktail Queen (IRE) 39
  • Nag Me
  • T:D R C Elsworth
  • J:Dane O'Neill
  • Form: 5012-40
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 97
  • Naps:
3 812 D R C Elsworth Dane O'Neill 97 NR
10 (7) 41-33
The Lark 20
  • Nag Me
  • T:M L W Bell
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 41-33
  • Age: 3
  • Weight: 8-12
  • OR: 107
  • Naps:
3 812 M L W Bell J P Spencer 107 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 12 Princess Highway (USA)
  • T:D K Weld
  • J:P J Smullen
3 8-12 D K Weld P J Smullen 17/2
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In depth

Verdict

Ireland has captured the last two renewals and have a couple of strong contenders in Alive Alive Oh and Just Pretending. The former beat a Ballydoyle-trained filly in a Navan Listed event last month so Aidan O'Brien will have a good line on the chances of Just Pretending, third in the Irish 1000 Guineas and expected to stay this longer trip. Oaks form is represented by The Lark, who ran a terrific race at Epsom and would have finished closer to the winner with a clear run. Connections be hoping the forecast rains arrive, however, and she had earlier found WINSILI too good at Newbury. John Gosden's filly returned the impressive winner of the Swettenham on that occasion and her powder has been kept dry for this. She gets the vote with her more exposed stablemate Gertrude Versed in danger of being superseded by one or more of a lightly-raced contingent made up of Elik, Waila, Fersah and Riposte.

Formwatch

Alive Alive Oh 11-10fav (9-0) Held up behind leaders, travelling well in 4th 2f out, ridden to lead 1 1/2f out, stayed on strongly and quickened smartly final furlong, impressive, won at Navan 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) in May beating Magical Dream (9-3) by 6l, 7 ran.

Cocktail Queen (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) 17th of 20, 18l behind Flotilla (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) hvy in May.

The Lark 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, driven and stayed on to go 3rd post, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Talent (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gs in May.

Riposte 10-11fav (9-0) In touch, headway 5f out, led over 2f out, ran on, comfortable, won at Newmarket 1m 4f mdn fll stks (5) gd in May beating Auld Alliance (9-0) by 2l, 8 ran.

Just Pretending (USA) 14-1 (9-0) Always prominent, tracked leader and led soon after halfway, strongly pressed over 1f out, headed 150 yards out and no impression on winner, lost 2nd on line, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Just The Judge (9-0) at Curragh 1m 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gf in May.

Elik (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, pushed along and soon in mid-division on inside, headway on outside 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, went 2nd and edged right well over 1f out, upsides

Winsili 2-1fav (8-12) Tracked leader, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo lst fll (1) gf in May beating Cruck Realta (8-12) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.

Waila 8-1 (9-0) In touch on outside, headway 3f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden and edged right, stayed on well final furlong, won at Sandown 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gd in Apr beating Riposte (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.

Gertrude Versed 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 16l behind Talent (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gs in May.

Indigo Lady 8-1 (8-12) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 7l behind Liber Nauticus (8-12) at York 1m 2f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gs in May.

Fersah (USA) 11-10fav (8-10) Made all, ridden 2f out, edged left and driven out near finish, won at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo fll stks (5) gf in May beating Okavango (8-10) by 1/2l, 10 ran.

Hollowina 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leader until over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 6, 8l behind Liber Nauticus (8-12) at York 1m 2f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gs in May.