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Ribblesdale Stakes �V Form Comments


G2 - 2400m – Turf


Ajman Princess

Looked all set to win when easily leading 600m out in a 2366m maiden last month, only for one other filly to nail her late on. She now tackles Group company for her top stable.



Lightly raced and she seems to be improving fast judging on her second in the G1 Oaks at Epsom this month. She made brilliant Minding work that day, with the pair clear of the rest. Big chance.



Fitted with a hood last time - she has one again today and it seemed to help as she made a very useful filly work hard with the favourite back in third in that Newbury Listed race. That was on fast ground.


Capricious Cantor

Won a 2000m maiden on the all-weather on her second start of the season but was then left behind in the closing stages of a Listed event at Lingfield. She still looked inexperienced there and raced too keenly.



From a stable who do really well in this type of event, and Chicadoro is improving race by race. The only filly who beat her in a Listed race over 2000m in May has serious G1 ambitions.



Her career highlight so far was winning a 1400m G3 at Baden-Baden last September. Giving weight away she ran well at Chester two starts back but disappointed last time.


Even Song

Very well bred, her only start this season was a good third in a good Listed race at Newmarket. Although today's rival Chicadoro finished ahead of her  that day she looked as though she would benefit considerably from the run and also be suited to this extra distance.



German-trained but has been competing in France. She ran a close second in Listed company over 2200m at Chantilly last month, and the winner has gone on to win a G3 since.


Queen’s Trust

Didn't have much room to challenge when fourth in a Listed race at Newbury last time, and with this longer distance expected to bring improvement she belongs on the shortlist.



Didn't show much on one start last season but she was much sharper for her 2016 debut, pouncing for a nice win in that 2006m Sandown maiden – the second horse having won since. She'll like easy ground and this distance looks right.


Shall We

Improving race by race, leading from the gates and easily fending off her rivals in a maiden last time. Up in class and distance though many past winners of this G2 have had a similar profile.


Sovereign Parade

Made a hot favourite for a maiden on her only start, and, though she was very inexperienced and looked likely to be nearer last at one stage, she made rapid late headway to win. This interesting filly is raised in class and distance.


The Black Princess

Whilst she has been a beaten favourite on her last two starts, her latest was a good effort - looking all set to win a  Goodwood Listed event until mowed down late on. The filly who beat her has disappointed since.


We Are Ninety

Although beaten in an all-weather handicap two starts back she showed that form to be all wrong when beating some much higher rated rivals in a Listed event over 2005m at Newbury last time.



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