Today's racecards

Ascot

  • 15:05 Ribblesdale Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £85,065 2nd £32,250 3rd £16,140 4th £8,040
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 29.41s
  • Off time: 15:05:58
15:05 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Riposte 9/2
2nd Just Pretending (USA) 9/2
3rd Elik (IRE) 9/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
3 (3) 73-241 Light blue, yellow and light blue halved sleeves Elik (IRE) 28
Nag me
3 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 97 9/25.50
4 (4) 31 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Fersah (USA) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 W J Haggas P Hanagan 83 20/121.00
5 (1) 53-2128 Dark Blue, White sash and sleeves, quartered cap Gertrude Versed 20
Nag me
3 8-12 J H M Gosden L Dettori 90 12/113.00
6 (9) 14-55 Black, white disc, quartered cap Hollowina 36
Nag me
3 8-12 D H Brown G Lee 85 33/134.00
7 (8) 513-4 Red, Royal Blue stripe, Royal Blue and Red diabolo on sleeves and quartered cap Indigo Lady 36
Nag me
3 8-12 P W Chapple-Hyam S De Sousa 98 16/117.00
8 (10) 7-3113 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Just Pretending (USA) 25
Nag me
3 8-12 h A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 107 9/25.50
9 (5) 21 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Riposte 34
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 Lady Cecil T P Queally 89 9/25.50
11 (2) 7-1 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Waila 55
Nag me
3 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute K Fallon 86 7/18.00
12 (12) 12-1 Green, Pink Sash, White Sleeves Winsili 34
Nag me
3 8-12 h J H M Gosden William Buick 100 3/14.00
Non runners
1 (11)3-11Alive Alive Oh38-12T StackF M Berry107
2 (6)5012-40Cocktail Queen (IRE)38-12D R C ElsworthDane O'Neill97
10 (7)41-33The Lark38-12M L W BellJ P Spencer107

Verdict

Ireland has captured the last two renewals and have a couple of strong contenders in Alive Alive Oh and Just Pretending. The former beat a Ballydoyle-trained filly in a Navan Listed event last month so Aidan O'Brien will have a good line on the chances of Just Pretending, third in the Irish 1000 Guineas and expected to stay this longer trip. Oaks form is represented by The Lark, who ran a terrific race at Epsom and would have finished closer to the winner with a clear run. Connections be hoping the forecast rains arrive, however, and she had earlier found WINSILI too good at Newbury. John Gosden's filly returned the impressive winner of the Swettenham on that occasion and her powder has been kept dry for this. She gets the vote with her more exposed stablemate Gertrude Versed in danger of being superseded by one or more of a lightly-raced contingent made up of Elik, Waila, Fersah and Riposte.