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  • 15:05 Ribblesdale Stakes 1m 4f

  • (Fillies' Group 2) £100,000 added 3yo 12 ran
  • Winner £56,770 2nd £21,520 3rd £10,770 4th £5,370
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 37.06s
  • Off time: 15:05:50

Full result

15:05 Ascot Result 16th June 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (2) Banimpire (IRE) 8-12 K J Manning J S Bolger 3 3/1f
In touch when hampered and lost place after 1f, held up towards rear, good headway 4f out, tracked leading pair over 3f out, chased clear leader over 2f out, closed over 1f out, driven to lead final 100 yards, stayed on strongly opened 4/1 touched 4/1 £6000-£1500 £4000-£1000(x5) £2000-£500(x5) £7000-£2000 £3500-£1000(x2) £1750-£500(x3) £10000-£3000 £6666-£2000 £60000-£20000 £8000-£2000
2nd (11) s.h Field Of Miracles (IRE) 8-12 R Hughes J H M Gosden 3 16/1
Crossed over to lead 10f out, pushed clear over 2f out, ridden and reduced over 1f out, narrowly headed ginal 100 yards, rallied close home opened 20/1 touched 20/1 £20000-£1000
3rd (6) 7 Dorcas Lane 8-12 P Hanagan Mrs L Wadham 3 10/1
Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, went 3rd and hung right inside final 2f, no chance with leading pair opened 8/1 touched 12/1
4th (4) 6 Look At Me (IRE) 8-12 R L Moore A P O'Brien 3 12/1
Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, , stayed on to modest 4th when not much room and switched left entering final 2f, no impression opened 12/1 touched 12/1 £5000-£400
5th (12) 4 Zain Al Boldan 8-12 K Fallon M R Channon 3 8/1
Never travelled in rear, headway to moderate 5th inside final furlong, never a factor opened 8/1 touched 9/1 £5400-£600
6th (5) 6 Rumh (GER) 8-12 L Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 3 7/2
Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, went 2nd on inside over 3f out, until over 2f out, lost 3rd inside final 2f, weakened soon after opened 7/2 touched 7/2 £4000-£1000 £2000-£500(x2) £14000-£4000 £7000-£2000 £3500-£1000(x2) £3000-£1000
7th (10) 18 Highest 8-12 W Buick J H M Gosden 3 9/1
Raced wide, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off opened 9/1 touched 9/1 £10000-£1000
8th (8) 5 Musharakaat (IRE) 8-12 R Hills E A L Dunlop 3 33/1
Tracked leaders, went 2nd halfway until over 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, tailed off opened 33/1 touched 33/1
9th (7) 9 Arizona Jewel 8-12 T P Queally Sir H R A Cecil 3 14/1
Raced wide, never travelled towards rear, driven along and struggling over 4f out, never a factor, tailed off opened 11/1 touched 14/1 £7000-£500
10th (1) Make My Heart Sing (IRE) 8-12 P J Smullen A P O'Brien 3 14/1
Close up on inside, pushed along halfway, soon lost palce and behind, tailed off opened 16/1 touched 16/1
11th (9) Creme Anglaise 8-12 Hayley Turner M L W Bell 3 14/1
Took keen hold, close up, weakened over 4f out, tailed off opened 12/1 touched 14/1
12th (3) 6 Sunday Bess (JPN) 8-12 R Kingscote Tom Dascombe 3 40/1
Led until 10f out, chased leader until halfway, ridden and weakened over 4f out, tailed off opened 33/1 touched 40/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £0.00 Tote Place: ££1.70,£4.70,£3.80
Straight Forecast: £0.00 Exacta: £0.00 Trifecta: £0.00 Swingers: 1&2:£10.80 2&3:£26.00 1&3:£7.90

Jackpot: £44,806.36 carried forward to Ascot, 17th Jun, 0.5 winning tickets
Placepot: £209.20, Pool: £542101.94, 1891.18 winning tickets
Quadpot: £41.50, Pool: £29257.48, 521.61 winning tickets


Jim Bolger's BANIMPIRE is as tough as her trainer and she made it five wins for the season with a battling performance. Despite seemingly not handling the ground too well, the Holy Roman Emperor filly managed to claw back the front-running Field Of Miracles in the final 100 yards to land a gritty success. She was involved in some scrimmaging in the early stages but her professionalism showed there as she settled down and got on with the race, and pushed closer to the pace on the turn for home, she always looked as if she would peg back the leader. However there wasn't much in it at the line as Richard Hughes managed to conjure a renewed effort from Field Of Miracles once she had been passed. In another 10 strides she may have snatched back the prize, however it wasn't to be. She deserves loads of credit, as her jockey does, because he took his horse around the outside before halfway to set the pace and his naturally exuberant partner quickened nicely off the final bend to have most of her rivals in deep trouble. Third home was Dorcas Lane who looked as if she might get involved in the finish with two furlongs to run but her effort was just a tad one-paced where it mattered; she seemed to get the longer trip well enough although connections wouldn't worry about dropping her back in trip again, perhaps for something like the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh. She was well clear of Look At Me who ran ok without ever threatening to really play a hand, whilst Zain Al Boldan followed her home. She seemed to be outpaced in the early part of the race and seemed to hate the ground. She therefore got too far behind to feature properly, but did stay on quite nicely late in the day. Rumh was next, not given a hard time once her chance had gone, whilst they came home at intervals after that. Arizona Jewel wasn't helped by going wide throughout, whilst Highest disappointed back up in trip but she didn't seem to relish the ground.