Ascot

  • 15:45 Ribblesdale Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £98,335 2nd £37,281 3rd £18,658 4th £9,294
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in Places on Round Course
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 30.92s
  • Off time: 15:46:38
15:45 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bracelet (IRE) 10/1
2nd Lustrous 16/1
3rd Criteria (IRE) 20/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 1-11 Dark blue and yellow check, dark blue sleeves Final Score (IRE) 25
3 9-3 S Botti Fabio Branca 103 16/117.00
2 (3) 81-10 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Bracelet (IRE) 46
3 9-0 h A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 105 10/111.00
3 (1) 13 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Bright Approach (IRE) 43
3 9-0 J H M Gosden W Buick 97 5/16.00
4 (7) 45-312 Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Criteria (IRE) 40
Distance Winner
3 9-0 J H M Gosden James Doyle 93 20/121.00
5 (6) 6-144 WHITE, EMERALD GREEN epaulets and star on cap Emaratiya Ana (IRE) 28
3 9-0 R Varian T P Queally 90 66/167.00
6 (11) 23-144 Black, Yellow stripe, striped sleeves, quartered cap Inchila 13
3 9-0 P W Chapple-Hyam J P Spencer 109 7/24.50
7 (8) 148-51 Royal Blue, Yellow sash Lustrous 34
3 9-0 R Hannon R Hughes 100 16/117.00
8 (12) 424 Maroon, Beige armlets, Beige cap Nancy From Nairobi 36
3 9-0 M R Channon William Twiston-Davies 90 33/134.00
9 (2) 9-313 YELLOW, BLACK epaulets Talmada (USA) 33
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-0 R Varian Andrea Atzeni 92 16/117.00
10 (5) 011-35 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Terrific (IRE) 43
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 b A P O'Brien R L Moore 97 20/121.00
11 (10) 112 Green, red epaulets Vazira (FR) 25
Beaten Favourite
3 9-0 A de Royer-Dupre C Soumillon 109 9/43.25
12 (4) 31 Royal blue, white cross belts, emerald green sleeves and cap Wonderstruck (IRE) 20
Distance Winner
3 9-0 W J Haggas L Dettori 87 7/18.00

Verdict

Vazira lost her unbeaten record in a Group 1 at Longchamp last month but gives every indication she'll relish this longer trip. The Aga Khan's filly is certainly one for the short-list but Inchila hasn't had much time to recover from an excellent fourth in the Oaks at Epsom and is a little one-paced. The Park Hill at Doncaster in September might be a more realistic target. Newmarket maiden winner Wonderstruck is interesting upped in grade while Bright Approach got going too late in the Cheshire Oaks and also still has plenty of scope. York winner Lustrous should stay and Italian Oaks heroine Final Score is still unbeaten. BRACELET didn't have the pace to get competitive in the 1000 Guineas but she wasn't disgraced and this should be much more to her liking. The Ballydoyle filly can bounce back here and Joseph prefers her to Terrific.