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Ribblesdale Stakes �V Form Comments

21/06/2017

G2 - 2392m – Turf

1

Alluringly

A thoroughly likeable filly who seeks to continue the good record of her trainer in this race. Although she never looked like threatening the first two in the G1 Oaks at Epsom this month, she is the clear form-pick on that running and has proven stamina.

2

Apphia

Involved in a tense battle to the finish of a 2000m maiden at Goodwood last month, eventually grabbing a dead-heat. Improvement needed and this extra distance not guaranteed on pedigree.

3

Astronomy’s Choice

A big filly who won her only start last year and was a beaten favourite when third in a Listed event over 2000m at Newmarket on her return. She wouldn't want the ground too fast but there could be plenty more improvement to come.

4

Coconut Creme

Has made significant race-by-race improvement. Leading, she was only mown down by the highly-regarded Mori in a Listed race at Goodwood last time. She'll now need to prove the stamina for this longer trip.

5

Coronet

Won both her two-year-old starts and proved her three-year-old well-being by finishing third in a Deauville G1 on her 2017 debut, making stealthy late headway. She didn't figure in the Epsom Oaks but that track might not have suited.

6

Gracious Diana

She surged clear for a highly impressive victory in a hot 2000m maiden on her seasonal debut at Newbury. Her subsequent flop when favourite for a Listed event at the same track was put down to the soft ground that day.

7

Hertford Dancer

She looked in control of a Listed event at Lingfield from the home bend last month, and with only slightly further to travel today, there are no stamina worries. However some of her victims at Lingfield have not enhanced the form since.

8

Mori

Unexposed types often win this race and beautifully bred Mori is that, having won two of her three starts. She looked a well-balanced filly when winning a Listed event over 2000m at Goodwood last month and her trainer is bullish about this extra distance.

9

Naughty Or Nice

Irish-trained fillies like her have won five of the last six runnings of this G2 and she has won both her starts. Moving up to 2600m last time, she got lazy in front but just managed to fend off more experienced rivals in that Navan Listed event.

10

Rich Legacy

Looks to have plenty of stamina in her pedigree and, as a two-year-old, she won a G2 over 1600m. However she faded disappointingly when 17L fourth of seven to the subsequent Epsom Oaks winner at Chester in May so some reservations right now.

11

Serenada

A hard-fought Sandown maiden winner in April and then an encouraging third in a G3 at York on slow ground. She should stay this longer distance and this race is often won by a later maturing filly like her.

12

The Sky Is Blazing

Won her maiden in March but her trainer insists that she didn't handle the track when a beaten favourite in Listed company at Lingfield subsequently. Not quick enough over shorter than this last time, but Ascot and this trip may well be ideal.

 

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