15:40 Royal Ascot Thu 21 June 2018

  • Ribblesdale Stakes (Fillies' Group 2) (Class 1)
  • 1m 3f 211y, Good to Firm (Watered)
  • 10 Runners
  • Winner£113,420.002nd£43,000.003rd£21,520.004th£10,720.005th£5,380.006th£2,700.00
  • Surface: Turf
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Winning time:2m 28.52sOff time:15:41:55
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1
(7)
39-3OR: 113BF
9/4

Won the Prix Marcel Boussac at Chantilly on final start of 2017 and stepped up on a fair effort in the 1,000 Guineas with a good second in the Oaks last time. Softer ground would probably have been in her favour but she's the one to beat on form.

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2
(3)
39-0OR: 97
12/1

Belatedly off the mark in a maiden at Fairyhouse last time and steadily improving after a placed effort behind a smart sort at Newbury in Listed company on penultimate effort. Fair chance she could improve for the step up in trip here.

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3
(2)
39-0OR: 95
16/1

Followed two AW wins with a good second at York last time in the Musidora. That form not working out particularly well so far and it's likely she will need a sizable step forward here.

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4
(9)
39-0OR: 91BF
10/1

Winner on debut at Newbury but disappointed when odds on for her return and well beaten in the Musidora last time. More progress likely but may do better with time.

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5
(8)
39-0OR:
33/1

Plenty to like about her debut effort when a winner at Yarmouth but well beaten when stepped up in class at Lingfield last time in the Oaks Trial. Will need to have improved markedly in the interim to play a part here.

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6
(1)
39-0OR: 104
10/3

Very impressive when winning the Chester Oaks but stablemate reversed the form at Epsom last time. Went well for a long way and a return to quicker ground looks in her favour but has a bit on to reverse the form with Wild Illusion who was runner-up.

7
(5)
39-0OR: 100D
10/1

Won the Lingfield Oaks Trial in impressive fashion and didn't seem to handle the track when well backed for the Oaks when last out. A return to a more conventional track and better ground could see her in a much better light here.

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8
(4)
39-0OR: 95BF
25/1

Justified favouritism at Leopardstown on debut but has largely struggled in Group company since. Improved a little when fourth in a Curragh Group 3 last time but she back up in class and down the order on jockey bookings.

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9
(6)
39-0OR: 98
33/1

Just one win from 14 starts came in maiden company. Has been running well without getting her head in front at a lower level than this lately but she has plenty to find back up in class here.

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10
(10)
39-0OR:
3/1

Improved from her Wolverhampton debut to produce a convincing 12L win at Salisbury last time. That wouldn't appear to have been a strong contest but can't argue with the manner of the win and more progress possible up in trip here.

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Last Year's Winner

DRAWHORSEAWGTSP
1Coronet39-09/1Full Result
T: J H M GosdenJ: O Peslier

Betting

Forecast

Wild Illusion (9/4), Sun Maiden (3/1), Magic Wand (10/3), Perfect Clarity (10/1), Highgarden (10/1), Athena (12/1), Dancing Brave Bear (16/1), Sarrocchi (25/1), Lady of Shalott (33/1), Sizzling (33/1)

Verdict

WILD ILLUSION sets a solid standard on form from her runner-up effort in the Oaks and it will be hard for her main rivals to reverse that form here. Perfect Clarity was clearly well below form that day and quicker ground may play to her strengths here while Magic Wand is another who may improve for a faster surface. It would be no surprise to see her take another step forward and finish closer to the selection this time.
  1. Wild Illusion
  2. Perfect Clarity
  3. Magic Wand

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