Ribblesdale Stakes Preview: Tips, Betting Offers and Odds, 3.40 at Ascot, 22nd June 2017
One of the many highlights on an excellent day three at Royal Ascot is the Ribblesdale Stakes. Read on for the best odds and offers as well as our betting tips for the race.
With £200,000 in prize money on offer, a smart field is guaranteed for this Group 1 contest over 1m4f. Restricted to three year old fillies, the race was first run at Ascot in 1919.
Ribblesdale Stakes Betting Tips
Ribblesdale Stakes Betting Offers
Ribblesdale Stakes 2017 Betting Tips
The Ribblesdale Stakes is a Group 2 race open to three year old fillies. Run over a distance of one mile, four furlongs, this is a tricky race to get a reading on as is evidenced by the fact that Aidan O’Brien is the only trainer to have bagged the winner twice in the last six renewals.
O’Brien has a strong hand in this year’s Ribblesdale Stakes with the favourite, Alluringly.
Having placed at the Oaks, hopes are high that Alluringly will have improved further but the one to lend your support to is Mori at 7/2 with RaceBets.
The Frankel filly is lightly raced but she picked up a win at Ascot in just her second start before winning the Listed Height of Fashion Stakes at Goodwood. She showed a good turn of pace that day under Ryan Moore which compare favourably with her mother, Midday.
Providing she gets a clear ride Mori has all the tools necessary to leave Ascot triumphant again.
Hertford Dancer’s syndicate owners head to Ascot more in hope than expectation. Trained by John Gosden, Hertford Dancer won the Lingfield Oaks Trial last time out which gave connections the opportunity to take her to Ascot.
That’s an opportunity they’ve taken with both hands and it could turn into a profitable exercise. There’s no doubt Hertford Dancer surprised many with her win at Lingfield and the pace she showed that day could just lead to another surprise at 8/1 with Coral.
- 2016 – Even Song – jockey Ryan Moore, trainer idan O’Brien
- 2015 – Curvy – jockey Ryan Moore, trainer David Wachman
- 2014 – Bracelet – jockey Joseph O’Brien, trainer Aidan O’Brien
- 2013 – Riposte – jockey Tom Queally, trainer Lady Cecil
- 2012 – Princess Highway – jockey Pat Smullen, trainer Dermot Weld
- 2011 – Banimpire – jockey Kevin Manning, trainer Jim Bolger
- 2010 – Hibaayeb – jockey Frankie Dettori, trainer Saeed bin Suroor
- 2009 – Flying Cloud – jockey Frankie Dettori, trainer Saeed bin Suroor
- 2008 – Michita – jockey Jimmy Fortune, trainer John Gosden
- 2007 – Silkwood – jockey Philip Robinson, trainer Michael Jarvis
- 2006 – Mont Etoile – jockey Michael Hills, trainer William Haggas
Beginning life in 1919, this race was originally a 1 mile contest for three and four year olds. Following a brief absence during the war years the contest returned in 1948 but was now run over its current distance of 1m4f. Two years later and the new conditions which prevail to this day were established with the race being restricted to three year old fillies in 1950.
Unsurprisingly given the conditions of the race, this is regularly contested by those performers to have either run in the Oaks at Epsom, or who subsequently go on to tackle the Irish version at the Curragh.
1959 winner Cantelo was one of the best in the first 50 years of the race, proving classy enough to win the St. Leger in the same year. The fillies’ owner went by the name of William Hill. Yes, that William Hill, founder of one of Britain’s largest bookmaking chains.
In 1967 the race was won by one of the great bargains of the racing world. Park Top didn’t look very good on paper and was resultantly cheap at the sales at just 500 Guineas. None of that stopped her adding to her win here, with further Royal Ascot success in the Hardwicke Stakes, a Coronation Cup win at Epsom and a career highlight triumph in the 1969 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Park Top was certainly something of a one off as having hailed from unpromising stock, her career as a broodmare also yielded little of note.
One of the best winners of the late 20th Century came with Dick Hern’s 1980 heroine Shoot A Line. In a hugely successful three year old campaign the daughter of High Line also landed the Yorkshire, Cheshire and Irish Oaks.
2011 signalled the beginning of an excellent run of form for the Irish with the prize going to an Irish trained runner in four of the next five years, courtesy of Jim Bolger, Dermot Weld, Aidan O’Brien and David Wachman.
It is no surprise to see the renowned trainer of fillies Sir Henry Cecil amongst the list of most successful trainers here. With five wins in the race he sits atop the trainer’s table with John Dunlop and Saeed bin Suroor.
Frankie Dettori rode all five of Saeed bin Suroor’s winners for Godolphin, and having also landed the spoils aboard Phantom Gold for Lord Huntingdon in 1995, it is the Italian of magnificent seven fame who leads the way amongst the jockeys.