Ribblesdale Stakes Tips – Royal Ascot tips 2021

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When is the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot 2020?
Royal Ascot Tuesday 16th June 2.25 pm
The Ribblesdale Stakes (Group 2)
Age: 3yo fillies
Distance: One mile four furlongs
Weights – 9st 0lbs
Penalties – 3lbs penalty for Group 1/2 winners at 10f or more
Prize: £215,000
History of the Ribblesdale Stakes race at Royal Ascot

First run in 1919, the race is named in honour of the 4th Baron Ribblesdale, a former Master of the Buckhounds. Originally open to all horses aged three or four. It was restricted to three-year-old fillies in 1950. This race generally attracts top-class runners some of which will have run in the Oaks at Epsom.

Frankie Dettori is the most successful jockey with seven wins on his CV the latest being in 2020.

Four trainers have won the race three times; Henry Cecil, John Dunlop, Saeed Bin Suroor and John Gosden.

Royal Ascot Ribblesdale Stakes Trends and Statistics

Here are the Ribblesdale Stakes 12 year Trends and Statistics 2003 -2020

  • Age – This race is for three-year-olds only.
  • Sex – Restricted to fillies.
  • Country – Six of the last twelve winners were bred in Great Britain, five in Ireland and one in the USA.
  • Colour – Ten of the last twelve winners were bay (b), one was brown (br) and the other grey (gr).
  • Starting Price (SP) – Ten of the last twelve winners returned a SP of 5/1 or lower.
  • Starting Price Rank – Nine of the last twelve winners were in the first three in the betting but only four went off as the favourite.
  • Headgear – Ten off the last twelve winners wore no headgear although two of these had a tongue tie. One was wearing a first-time hood and the other cheekpieces.
  • Draw – Ten of the last twelve winners were drawn between stall 1 and stall 6.
  • Last Run Form – Five of the last twelve winners won on their most recent run. Eight finished in the first three.
  • Day’s since last run –  All of the last twelve winners had their latest run within 48 days.
  • Course Form – Eleven of the last twelve winners had never run at Ascot previously. The other one had won at the course.
  • Distance Form – Nine of the last twelve winners had never won at one mile four furlongs.
  • Flat Form – ALL of the last twelve winners had run at least twice and won at least once.
  • Official Rating – Of the eleven recent winners with a BHA rating eight of them had a rating between 98 and 110.
  • Group Wins – Six of the last twelve winners previously won a group race.
  • Current Season Form – Ten of the last twelve winners had run at least twice during the current season. Nine of the last twelve winners had recorded at least one win during the season.
Recent Winners of The Ribblesdale Stakes
The runners in the Ribblesdale Stakes

8Miss Yoda (GER)310699103841441411/2
6Golden Lips (IRE)389928484535633/1
10So I Told You (IRE)370898790634650/1
9Passion (IRE)37077998953436/1
3Born With Pride (IRE)3711090796321N/A
7Hold Fast (IRE)394757167831914/1
1Anastarsia (IRE)367639082331133/1
12West End Girl384557390531025/1
5Frankly Darling31007806493096/4
2Bharani Star (GER)394656062329225/1
4Ennistymon (IRE)3946106462757/1
What's Keith's Ribblesdale Stakes Tips for Royal Ascot 2020?

Keith Bond is our resident pro tipster here at FRT Towers.  He's been studying the cards, form, stats, trends and more for the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot, and here's his thoughts ahead of the race:

John Gosden has trained two of the last three winners of the Ribblesdale and he has a strong hand again this year with two of the market leaders FRANKLY DARLING and MISS YODA, both of them have already scored this season. Jockey bookings suggest that FRANKLY DARLING a daughter of Frankel is their more favoured runner but MISS YODA who took a listed race last time is no back number. The other leading contenders are TREFOIL and BORN WITH PRIDE.

Keith's final choice

14:25 MISS YODA 6/1 each way – This race looks to be between the Gosden pair and while FRANKLY DARLING is the talking horse (see The Notebook) the value lies with Lingfield Oaks Trial winner MISS YODA who brings decent form to the table.

How it fared

MISS YODA faded in the closing stages and the winner was… You have guessed it FRANKLY DARLING who was a Notebook horse.

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This is what Keith said about the 2019 Ribblesdale Stakes:

Leading Contenders
MEHDAAYIH 4/1 – Pretty impressive winning the Cheshire Oaks at Chester. Would prefer the going on the softer side of good so any rain will be in her favour.
PINK DOGWOOD 4/1 – Not extended when just doing enough to win at Navan under a hands and heels ride by Ryan Moore. Another that may be better with juice in the ground.
ANAPURNA 8/1 – Won the Oaks trial at Lingfield very comfortably under Frankie Detorri. Won’t want conditions to be too fast.
ENTITLE 10/1 – Kept on well when just failing in the Musidora at York, on that evidence this extra two furlongs will be ideal.

With the line up of the race set to change depending on the result of the Oaks, it is hard to be confident about who will be racing let alone who will win. ENTITLE 10/1 each way is my tentative selection.

Entitle didn’t take part in this race, instead, Keith went for an each way selection of SHAMBOLIC at 25/1.

What our members tipped in the 2019 Ribblesdale Stakes

Each day we ask our members to select their Pick 6, their NAP for each race of the day.  We then collate all the picks, and present the top selections to our VIP members.  Here's how our member's voted for the Ribblesdale Stakes:

Huge support again for Frankie and Frankly Darling looks to be the NAP of the day with 52% of the selections. Miss Yoda getting the rest of the votes with a decent 18% of the selections.

Passion and Trefoil worth a mention of the best of the rest.

Last years winning duo, AP O Brien and Ryan Moore take the chunk of the picks for Fleeting with just short of 30%.  Queen Power takes 18% and Frankelina receives just short of 17%

Royal Ascot Ribblesdale Stakes Results

1 Frankly Darling 11/8F
2 Ennistymon 11/1
3 Passion 13/2
11 ran NR: Born With Pride Distances: 1¾l, 2½l, ¾l
Time: 2m 33.29s (slow by 4.79s)

Rewatch the race which saw Frankly Darling powering home!

1 Star Catcher 4/1
2 Fleeting 7/4F
3 Sparkle Roll 11/1
11 ran Distances: 1½l, 1¼l, 1¼l

Our Verdict

Shambolic by name, Shambolic sums up the performance, finishing 8th in a field of 11 runners. Star Catcher even turned over the our members and bookies favourite Fleeting by over a length. The other horses our members shortlisted in our Pick 6 competition also finished out of the winning spots, with Queen Power in 4th and Frankellina in 6th place.

Watch the replay of the 2019 Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot


NoPlaceDist BtStallHorseAgeWeightHeadgearORTrainerJockey (Claim)OddsBFBFP
51st6Frankly Darling39-090Gosden, J H MDettori, L11/8 (Fav)2.441.41
keen tracked leader, led entering final 2f, kept up to work final furlong
42nd1.7510Ennistymon (IRE)39-00OBrien, A PDoyle, James11/1153.75
held up, wide and headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on, no threat to winner
93rd2.57Passion (IRE)39-0CkPc99OBrien, A PMoore, Ryan13/2112.64
in touch, headway 3f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong
24th0.755Bharani Star (GER)39-071Chapple-Hyam, P WAtzeni, Andrea100/1114.1616.5
steadied start, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, nearest finish
65th3.754Golden Lips (IRE)39-0CkPc99Dunlop, H J LGordon, Josephine100/1160.3115.8
led, ridden and headed entering final 2f, no extra inside final furlong
86thHD11Miss Yoda (GER)39-0102Gosden, J H MHavlin, Robert4/15.81.89
raced wide close up, pushed along to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace
17thSH12Anastarsia (IRE)39-087Gosden, J H MMcDonald, P J66/165.4910.38
in rear, ridden and switched right 2f out, never nearer
108th2.252So I Told You (IRE)39-090Hughes, RichardKelly, Shane100/1300.9832
in touch, ridden and headway 2f out, weakened final furlong
119th43Trefoil39-00Beckett, R MBentley, Harry4/15.912.08
slow into stride, held up, weakened 2f out
1210th51West End Girl39-099Johnston, MMurphy, Oisin33/125.394.9
keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
711th159Hold Fast (IRE)39-074Balding, A MProbert, David28/136.475.36
always towards rear

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