Ribblesdale Stakes Guide

1. Altair

T - Joseph O'Brien

J - Donnacha O'Brien

Three starts - two wins, coming at Dundalk on debut and at Gowran Park three weeks ago on the turf.

Her defeat came in Listed company behind Oaks runner-up Pink Dogwood, and was three lengths behind Fresnel, so work to do at Class One level.

Others preferred.

2. Fanny Logan

T - John Gosden

J - Andrea Atzeni

Sea The Stars filly who has raced just the three times, including finishing third in the Cheshire Oaks last time out.

Won her maiden at Wetherby in April in good style, and is developing for John Gosden who has had many a good filly in his ranks in the past few years.

Could be another here with a career-best performance.

3. Fleeting

T - Aidan O'Brien

J - Ryan Moore

Big price in the Epsom Oaks, but proved her figure was just a number after flying home from the back of the field to finish in the placings.

Leading player on that form, and got back to her best ways after a poor effort in the Guineas, having won at nice Group Two at Doncaster in September.

A leading player.

4. Frankellina

T - William Haggas

J - James Doyle

Rapidly progressing filly who was not at all disgraced in the Oaks, running on into sixth position.

In case it wasn't obvious, she is a daughter of Frankel, but proved her stamina is a growing attribute after her joint-second in the Musidora up at York.

Three lengths down on Fleeting at Epsom, but has the capacity to improve further.

Likeable type.

5. Fresnel

T - Jack Davison

J - Gary Halpin

Couple of positions behind Frankellina in the Musidora at York, and is bred to stay this first-time new trip.

Bred in Ireland, and performed well when on home soil last - behind Pink Dogwood in Listed company.

Hard race to progress in given the nature of her competitors, but not one to forget about.

6. Love So Deep

T - Jane Chapple Hyam

J - John Egan

Love So Deep certainly looks in deep waters here, despite being one of the more experienced fillies in the field.

She has two handicap wins to her name in April, and was just behind Shambolic in Listed company at Goodwood last time out.

That form cannot touch some of these, and looks a tough assignment.

7. Peach Tree

T - Aidan O'Brien

J - Seamie Heffernan

Well adrift of stablemate Fleeting in the Oaks on the Epsom Downs, but was a better second in a Group Three at Cork last Friday.

Better preparation than beforehand gives her squeak in this, and Galileo's results from his offspring suggests she cannot be ruled out completely getting back to winning ways.

Climb in class once more, and will need to benefit from other's being on certain off days.

8. Queen Power

T - Sir Michael Stoute

J - Silvestre De Sousa

Smart filly for King Power Racing, who won a nice Listed race at Newbury last time out over 1m2f, and looks sure to progress further over an extra couple of furlongs.

Unlucky not to prevail here on first start as a three-year-old in a Conditions affair when beaten by a short-head, but put that past her when succeeding at the other major Berkshire track.

Some form boosted, and more to come hopefully.

9. Shambolic

T - John Gosden

J - Robert Havlin

Two starts this season and finished as the runner-up in a couple of Listed events over ten furlongs.

Capable of further and more over this step-up in trip, hoping to give her trainer a second win in the race in the last ten years - the one being Coronet.


10. Sparkle Roll

T - John Gosden

J - Oisin Murphy

Twice a novice winner, Sparkle Roll would probably be an odds-on favourite had she shown a bit more up at York in the Musidora.

Jockey Oisin Murphy - who rode the filly to victory at Sandown earlier in the season, was left very disappointed by her performance on the Knavesmire.

Clearly capable of better and not written off just yet.

11. Star Catcher

T - John Gosden

J - Frankie Dettori

Third to Queen Power at Newbury last time out, and has every opportunity to do more.

Just three starts in a short career, she carries the colours of former legend Golden Horn but is in fact a daughter of Sea The Stars, winning her maiden at the other major Berkshire track back in April.

Certainly of interest.