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Ribblesdale Stakes - Royal Ascot 2017

Published on: 22/06/2017

Ribblesdale Stakes - Royal Ascot 2017

June 22, 2016 15:40pm - Ascot, Berkshire

Royal Ascot 2017

Category: Fillies Group 2, Class 1

Distance: 1m 3f 211y

Going: Good to firm

Runners: 12

Winner: £ 121,926.00

The third race of day three is a Group 2 event open to three-year-old fillies.

Early favourite Mori came in fifth of 14 on her debut, way behind Gracious Diana - who also runs here - but the daughter of Frankel has improved significantly since that Newbury race. She bagged a course and distance win here last month and followed that up with listed win at Goodwood. Should continue to progress and will attract a lot of interest here.

Gracious Diana beat Mori on her maiden outing at Newbury but failed to live up to her status as favourite last time out. The soft ground may have been against her in that race so there is a chance that she could defy her odds here. A price of 20/1 makes her a tempting each-way pick.

Alluringly was beaten into third in the Oaks last time out but she stayed on well and that form could see her across the line here. What`s more, there were signs that she is still progressing after a solid start to her career. A price of 4/1 seems like good value.

Betting odds and tips

Mori will head off as favourite but the price of 20/1 applied to Gracious Diana cannot be ignored. She can be expected to bounce back from her wobble on soft ground last time out and also offers great value for those seeking an each-way pick. Alternatively, Alluringly also looks good value at 4/1.

You can back Gracious Diana each-way at a best price of 20/1 with Bet365, while Alluringly can be backed at 4/1 with the same bookmaker.

Remember, Bet365 are offering guaranteed best odds on all Royal Ascot races and a 100% deposit bonus up to £200 for new accounts.

Ribblesdale Stakes - Last three years:

2014: Cannock Chase - Ryan Moore (Sir Michael Stoute)

2015: Time Test - Frankie Dettori (Roger Charlton)

2016: Hawkbill - William Buick (Charlie Appleby)

By Neil Morris

Published on: 22/06/2017

Any odds displayed within this preview were correct at the time of publishing (22/06/2017 10:15:29) but are subject to change.