Royal Ascot Ante-Post Ribblesdale Stakes Selection

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Sea Silk Road 8/1

The Group Two Ribblesdale Stakes for Fillies looks like a renewal that could massively cut up this year with plenty of the expected runners at this stage set to run in the Epsom Oaks and with that in mind we think we have sniffed out some ante-post value in the race.

Sea Silk Road for the inform William Haggas looks an outstanding bet for this event at her current price of 8/1 with us expecting her to potentially go off favourite for this race off the back of her performances to date and race not seeing many runners head to post.

The three year old daughter of Sea The Stars was a 190,000gns purchase that has been seen three times to date, once as a juvenile when needing the run and then twice this season when winning on both occasions.

Learning a lot for her debut run, she made her seasonal reappearance in May at Nottingham over 8.5f at Nottingham when landing a 14 runner maiden in very taking style.

She was then sent to Goodwood last time out up in class to Listed company and distance to 10f and wanting every yard of the trip saw off the talented Eternal Pearl for Godolphin.

The filly was pulling out more at the line and that makes us think the Ribblesdale trip will massively suit and at 8/1 can not be overlooked at this stage.