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Ribblesdale Stakes 2021 Racecard

The Ribblesdale Stakes is a Group 2 Flat race run over 1 mile, 3 furlongs and 211 yards. It is held on the third day of Royal Ascot (Wednesday).

3:40 Thu 17 Jun RIBBLESDALE STAKES

Distance: 11f 211y Age: 3yo O Prize: £98,335 Going: Firm

Analyst's Verdict

There are plenty of progressive fillies in with a chance, not least Roger Varian's unbeaten ESHAADA, who improved in a big way when winning a listed contest at Newbury on reappearance and with the promise of better to come, can bring up an impressive hat-trick. The main threat could be Noon Star, who arrives fresh having missed the Oaks, ahead of Dubai Fountain.

ENTRY
FORM
SILKS HORSE
JOCKEY & TRAINER
AGE
WGT
ODDS
1
jockey silks 1. AD INFINITUM
J: Jamie Spencer
T: David Simcock
3
9-0
Well-bred and shaped with promise when fourth at Kempton (11f) on sole 2-y-o start. Stepped up markedly on that effort 5 months on when winning listed event at Goodwood on return. Even better to come.
2
jockey silks 2. ANNERVILLE (IRE)
J: Ben Martin Coen
T: John Patrick Murtagh, Ireland
3
9-0
Fairly useful performer who confirmed debut promise when comfortably winning 13-runner maiden at Leopardstown (10f, good) 39 days ago. Should improve again but big step forward required to feature.
3
jockey silks 3. ARISTIA (IRE)
J: Hollie Doyle
T: Richard Hannon
3
9-0
Has a mixed pedigree but belied odds of 20/1 to make a winning start in a Newbury maiden. Took form up a notch when third to Eshaada in a listed event there next time and she remains with potential.
4
jockey silks 4. DIVINELY (IRE)
J: Ryan Moore
T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
3
9-0
Curragh Group 3 winner at 2 who was doing her best work late on and potentially a little better than the result (not clear run over 2f out) when a well-beaten third in the Oaks at Epsom 13 days ago.
5
jockey silks 5. DUBAI FOUNTAIN (IRE)
J: William Buick
T: Mark Johnston
3
9-0
Smart effort when fourth in Fillies' Mile on final 2-y-o start and showed she's trained on well when winning Cheshire Oaks on return. Failed to handle the track at Epsom last time and can bounce back.
6
jockey silks 6. ESHAADA
J: Jim Crowley
T: Roger Varian
3
9-0
Opened account with a bit to spare in a back-end maiden (8.3f) at Nottingham last year and improved plenty to beat Gloria Mundi in listed race at Newbury on return. Better to come still. Big shout.
7
jockey silks 7. GLORIA MUNDI (IRE)
J: Frankie Dettori
T: John & Thady Gosden
3
9-0
Deserved extra credit for making a winning debut in a 1¼m maiden at Newbury in April and progressed significantly when a neck second to Eshaada there last time. Yard has won 3 of last 4 renewals.
8
jockey silks 8. GWENHWYVAR (IRE)
J: Tom Marquand
T: Hughie Morrison
3
9-0
Proved a different proposition from her 2 starts at 2 yrs when fourth at Newbury on reappearance but failed to land short odds on her handicap debut at this course last month. Difficult ask in this.
9
jockey silks 9. LOVING DREAM
J: Robert Havlin
T: John & Thady Gosden
3
9-0
AW maiden winner in December. Stepped up on that form when second of 15 over 1¼m on Wetherby return but unable to confirm placings with the winner that day at Lingfield last time. More needed.
10
jockey silks 10. NICEST (IRE)
J: G. M. Ryan
T: Donnacha Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
3
9-0
Useful filly who made a winning debut at Leopardstown last year and has taken her form to a new level this year, length fourth in listed race at the Curragh 15 days ago. Should improve, but needs to.
11
jockey silks 11. NOON STAR (USA)
J: James Doyle
T: Sir Michael Stoute
3
9-0
Beautifully-bred filly who defied a penalty to win a hot race at Wetherby on her return in April. Unable to land the odds in Musidora (behind Oaks winner Snowfall) and arrives here fresh. Big player.
12
jockey silks 12. TASLIMA
J: David Egan
T: John & Thady Gosden
3
9-0
Still a maiden but she showed useful form on just her second start when finishing third in the Pretty Polly Stakes (1¼m) at Newmarket last time. Form has been boosted and this trip should suit.
13
jockey silks 13. TWISTED REALITY
J: Oisin Murphy
T: Ralph Beckett
3
9-0
Overcame inexperience to make a winning debut at Nottingham last season and wasn’t seen to best effect when fourth to Eshaada on her return. Step up in trip will suit and she remains unexposed.

Betting Forecast : 3/1 3 NOON STAR, 9/2 4.5 ESHAADA, 13/2 6.5 GLORIA MUNDI, 7/1 7 DIVINELY, 9/1 9 DUBAI FOUNTAIN, 16/1 16 AD INFINITUM, 18/1 18 TWISTED REALITY, 22/1 22 TASLIMA, 33/1 33 ARISTIA, 33/1 33 ANNERVILLE, 40/1 40 LOVING DREAM, 50/1 50 NICEST, 200/1 200 GWENHWYVAR

It is open exclusively to three-year-old fillies, and being the same trip as the Epsom Oaks, often features runners from that race, and can act as a mid-way point between that race and the Irish Oaks in mid-to-late July.

The Ribblesdale has been run annually since 1919, but was abandoned for the duration of World War II. Upon its return, the race was extended to its current distance, having previously been run over one mile. It was also open to three- and four-year-old horses of either sex, until being restricted to three-year-old fillies in 1950.

There is one jockey who stands – and occasionally leaps – head and shoulders above the rest, having won the race eight times (1995, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2019, 2020): Frankie Dettori. Having said that, Ryan Moore is hot on his heels, having won three of the six renewals of this race between 2015 and 2018.

As far as trainers are concerned, there are three men with five victories under their belts. The late Sir Henry Cecil (1976, 1981, 1987, 1989 and 1997) and John Dunlop (1983, 1986, 1991, 1993 and 2005), as well as Godolphin trainer Saeed bin Suroor (1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2010).

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Ribblesdale Stakes 2021 FAQs

What distance is the Ribblesdale Stakes?

1 mile, 3 furlongs and 211 yards

What day of the Royal Ascot meeting is it on?

Thursday

What time is the Ribblesdale Stakes?

15:40

What weights are carried in the Ribblesdale Stakes?

9 st. 3 lb penalty for Group 1 winners

What is the purse for the Ribblesdale Stakes?

£250,000 (2020)

Who is the leading jockey in the Ribblesdale Stakes*?

Frankie Dettori has the most wins with seven

Who is the leading trainer in the Ribblesdale Stakes*?

There are three trainers who have won this race 5 times – Henry Cecil, John Dunlop and Saeed bin Suroor

Who won the Ribblesdale Stakes?

You can check out our Ribblesdale Stakes results page here to see a List of previous winners.

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