Group Two The Ribblesdale Stakes Guide 2024

Ascot - June 19 2024
Ascot 14:45
1(9)
Kieran Shoemark

Danielle

J:
 
Kieran Shoemark
T:
 
John & Thady Gosden
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 96
Days: 40

Won a novice race at Wetherby (soft) on her first try on turf by 12 lengths.

Sent off favourite for the Lingfield Oaks trial but could only finish 3rd behind You Got To Me and Rubies are Red.

More on her plate here on much better ground again.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/06/24ASC12GF9-26
11/05/24LIN11.5Gd9-23
28/04/24WET10Sft8-131
13/04/24CFD10St8-112
12/12/23STH7St9-23
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2(2)
William Buick

Diamond Rain

J:
 
William Buick
T:
 
Charlie Appleby
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 106
Days: 33

Unbeaten in two career starts including winning a listed race at Newbury over 10f last time out (2nd bolted up since)

Steps up again in trip here which could bring about more improvement and she deserves her place at the head of the market.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/06/24ASC12GF9-212
18/05/24NBY10Gd9-21
01/05/24ASC8GS8-131
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3(4)
Rossa Ryan

Forest Fairy

J:
 
Rossa Ryan
T:
 
Ralph Beckett
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 98
Days: 20

Looks a real stayer and did well to reel in Port Fairy in the Chesire Oaks.

Well beaten in the Epsom Oaks but return to a more conventional track here will suit and not impossible to see her bounce back.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
06/07/24HAY12Gd8-98
31/05/24EPS12GS9-27
08/05/24CHS11.5Gd9-21
10/02/24WOL12St9-21
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4(8)
Shane Foley

Higher Leaves

J:
 
Shane Foley
T:
 
Henry De Bromhead
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 90
Days: 40

Only won one of her 4 career starts so far and finished last in a Group 3 at Naas in the latest of those.

Step up to 12f might bring about more improvement but she is easy to overlook.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/06/24ASC12GF9-28
11/05/24NAA10.5Gd9-25
05/04/24DUN10.5St9-31
21/10/23LEO8Hy9-23
26/09/23COR8Sft/Hy9-24
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5(5)
Dylan Browne McMonagle

Je Zous

J:
 
Dylan Browne McMonagle
T:
 
Joseph Patrick O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 93
Days: 40

Won one of her 5 career starts and although she has ran well stepped up to listed and group level she failed to make a breakthrough.

Another who tries 12f for the first time but she needs more.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
11/05/24NAA10.5Gd9-23
01/04/24SAI10.5Hy9-03
04/11/23NMK8Hy9-22
05/10/23THU8Sft9-21
27/08/23NAA7Gd9-37
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6(1)
Oisin Murphy

Kalpana

J:
 
Oisin Murphy
T:
 
Andrew Balding
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 104
Days: 46

Won 2 of her 4 starts including when bolting up by 12 lengths in a handicap at Newmarket.

Only two horses to beat her are the well thought of Inisherin and Friendly Soul.

This clearly demands a lot more upped in trip but has solid form in the book.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/06/24ASC12GF9-23
05/05/24NMK10Gd9-22
17/04/24NMK10Gd8-111
07/03/24NCS8St9-72
19/01/24WOL8.5St8-41
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7(6)
Daniel Tudhope

Lava Stream

J:
 
Daniel Tudhope
T:
 
David O'Meara
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 79
Days: 11

Won a class 5 handicap on her return this season over 1m and took a massive step forward on her next start when winning a listed race at Goodwood over 10f.

Upped in trip and grade again here and this will probably be a step too far.

A filly going the right way however.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/06/24ASC12GF9-22
09/06/24GOO10Gd9-21
02/05/24DON8GS9-71
12/10/23AYR8Hy8-131
01/09/23THI8Gd9-25
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8(10)
Ryan Moore

Port Fairy

J:
 
Ryan Moore
T:
 
A P O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 97
Days: 43

Just caught by Forest Fairy in the Chesire Oaks on her latest start.

Winner didn't really advertise that form at Epsom but there are excuses.

She will come on again from that run and hard to dismiss given her connections and the team won this last year with Warm Heart.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/06/24ASC12GF9-21
08/05/24CHS11.5Gd9-22
13/04/24DUN10.5St9-31
17/10/23GOW8.5Hy9-17
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9(7)
Robert Havlin

Queens Fort

J:
 
Robert Havlin
T:
 
John & Thady Gosden
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: N/A
Days: 19

Only had two starts so far. Beaten on her debut at this track over 10f before winning over 12f on the all weather at Lingfield.

Needs to take another massive step forward here.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
01/06/24LIN12St8-121
10/05/24ASC10GS9-24
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10(11)
Wayne Lordan

Rubies Are Red

J:
 
Wayne Lordan
T:
 
A P O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 97
Days: 20

Absolutely flew home in the Lingfield Oaks Trial when just failing to Catch You Got To Me.

Ran no sort of race in the Epsom Oaks and although its easy to forgive any horse a bad run there she is passed over by Ryan Moore in favour of her stablemate.

Best watched.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/06/24ASC12GF9-29
31/05/24EPS12GS9-29
11/05/24LIN11.5Gd9-22
10/04/24LEO10Hy9-32
30/10/23GAL8.5Hy9-23
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11(3)
Tom Marquand

Sheema's Rose

J:
 
Tom Marquand
T:
 
Alicja Karkosa
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 94
Days: 18

French raider who has only won a maiden in 5 career starts to date.

Been well beaten in two Group 3s on her last couple of starts and very much doubt she will be taking this prize back to France.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
02/06/24CHA12Hy9-05
01/04/24SAI10.5Hy9-02
02/03/24FNT11Hy8-131
08/02/24LLS11St8-58
18/01/24CAG11Sft8-84
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12(13)
James Doyle

Siyola

J:
 
James Doyle
T:
 
John & Thady Gosden
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 99
Days: 33

Won over 10f on her debut before being stuffed in a listed race by Diamond Rain at Newbury.

Has work to do now to reverse the form with that rival and not certain this step up to 12f will suit either.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
18/05/24NBY10Gd9-23
26/04/24SAN10GS9-21
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13(12)
Hector Crouch

You Got To Me

J:
 
Hector Crouch
T:
 
Ralph Beckett
Age: 3
Weight: 9-2
OR: 103
Days: 20

Winner of the Lingfield Oaks Trial beating a few of these before running with great credit when 4th in the Epsom Oaks.

Will be handily placed which could really suit here and she is a big player.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
20/06/24ASC12GF9-24
31/05/24EPS12GS9-24
11/05/24LIN11.5Gd9-21
04/11/23NMK8Hy9-25
06/09/23KEM8St/Slw9-21