Ribblesdale Stakes
Group 2, Ascot 15:40
£200,000 added,
3yo only,
1m 3f 211y, Class 1   
Thursday 20th June 2019


1 Star Catcher 4/1
2 Fleeting 7/4F
3 Sparkle Roll 11/1
11 ran Distances: 1½l, 1¼l, 1¼l
Time: 2m 33.52s (slow by 5.02s)

It's a hat-trick for Frankie as Star Catcher wins under an unstoppable Dettori

Star Catcher gave Derby-winning owner/breeder Anthony Oppenheimer another major success when taking the G2 £215,000 12f Ribblesdale Stakes by a length and a half from 7/4 favourite Fleeting.
The Sea The Stars filly, a 4/1 chance, was trained by John Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori, who was scoring his third victory of the day and his fifth of Royal Ascot 2019.
Oppenheimer, also owner and breeder of sixth-placed Frankellina (William Haggas/James Doyle), said: "I'm an extremely happy man. We knew she was very useful - when she ran third at Newbury, Frankie said he made a mistake and he thought she could have won, and so we knew she was pretty smart. Frankellina is also very smart, but I think she didn't quite stay - I'm not sure, I haven't spoken to William Haggas yet.
"Star Catcher's a nice filly, very useful."
Gosden said: " A great friend of mine Simon [Crisford] trained the winner of the Norfolk, then Stoutey produced his horse beautifully [to win the Hampton Court Stakes - both were ridden by Dettori], and we have planned this since Star Catcher won her maiden in April.

"These have all been plans and now we are expecting Frankie to win the Gold Cup, but this is a funny old game and it probably won't happen. The ground is rather testing for Stradivarius, it's not his scene. Having said that, this 48-year-old kid takes it to another level, a bit like a Wimbledon semi-final or final. He is riding quite beautifully, and is occasionally listening to me but not much!

"Star Catcher broke her maiden at Newbury and Frankie got straight off her and said don't go for the Oaks, go for the Ribblesdale because she hasn't yet got the strength for the Oaks.
"The pace was a bit slow when she ran in that Listed race at Newbury. Frankie said he went too slow, but I told him not to worry because she will stay well and has run a nice trial."
Dettori said: "It can't get any better than having three winners in the first three races on Gold Cup day. 
"It's lovely to have a winner for John Gosden too as we can take a breath of relief as a team now ahead of Stradivarius.
"I wasn't sure Star Catcher would win as we had four in the race, but she did it well.
"I just hope I can the win the next race because the Gold Cup is the most important. I hope I haven't used up all my luck."


Ribblesdale Stakes (Fillies' Group 2)
£200,000 added, 3yo only, 1m 3f 211y, Class 1
11 ran
Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places

1 STAR CATCHER 3 9-0 4/1
J: Frankie Dettori T: John Gosden
2 FLEETING (IRE) 3 9-0 7/4
J: Ryan Moore T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
3 SPARKLE ROLL (FR) 3 9-0 11/1
J: Oisin Murphy T: John Gosden
4 QUEEN POWER (IRE) 3 9-0 9/2
J: Silvestre De Sousa T: Sir Michael Stoute
5 LOVE SO DEEP (JPN) 3 9-0 66/1
J: John Egan T: Jane Chapple-Hyam
6 nk FRANKELLINA 3 9-0 6/1
J: James Doyle T: William Haggas
7 ¾ FRESNEL 3 9-0 33/1
J: Gary Halpin T: Jack W. Davison, Ireland
8 SHAMBOLIC (IRE) 3 9-0 25/1
J: Robert Havlin T: John Gosden
9 6 FANNY LOGAN (IRE) 3 9-0 11/1
J: Andrea Atzeni T: John Gosden
10 13 PEACH TREE (IRE) 3 9-0 33/1
J: Seamie Heffernan T: Aidan O'Brien, Ireland
11 24 ALTAIR (IRE) 3 9-0 40/1
J: Donnacha O'BrienT: Joseph Patrick O'Brien, Ireland




17/22/06 2 CORONET John Gosden Olivier Peslier Denford Stud 3-9-00 9/1
16/16/06 2 EVEN SONG Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith 3-9-00 15/8F
15/18/06 2 CURVY David Wachman IRE Ryan Moore Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith 3-9-00 9/2
14/19/06 2 BRACELET Aidan O’Brien IRE Joseph O’Brien Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith& Sue Magnier 3-9-00 10/1
13/20/06 2 RIPOSTE Lady Cecil Tom Queally Khalid Abdullah 3-8-12 9/2
12/21/06 2 PRINCESS HIGHWAY Dermot Weld IRE Pat Smullen Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd 3-8-12 17/2
11/16/06 2 BANIMPIRE Jim Bolger IRE Kevin Manning Jackie Bolger 3-8-12 3/1F
10/17/06 2 HIBAAYEB Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 3-8-12 4/1JF
09/18/06 2 FLYING CLOUD Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 3-8-12 5/1
08/19/06 2 MICHITA John Gosden Jimmy Fortune Stonerside Stable LLC 3-8-12 100/30F
07/21/06 2 SILKWOOD Michael Jarvis Philip Robinson Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-12 4/1
06/22/06 2 MONT ETOILE William Haggas Michael Hills Tony Hirschfeld/Des Scott/Lester Piggott 3-8-12 25/1
*05/16/06 2 THAKAFAAT John Dunlop Willie Supple Hamdan Al Maktoum 3-8-11 22/1
04/17/06 2 PUNCTILIOUS Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 3-8-11 9/2
03/19/06 2 SPANISH SUN Sir Michael Stoute Richard Hughes Khalid Abdullah 3-8-11 9/2
02/20/06 2 IRRESISTIBLE JEWEL Dermot Weld IRE Pat Smullen Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd 3-8-08 12/1
01/21/06 2 SAHARA SLEW John Oxx IRE Johnny Murtagh Lady O’Reilly 3-8-08 14/1
00/22/06 2 MILETRIAN Mick Channon Michael Roberts Miletrian Plc 3-8-08 10/1
99/17/06 2 FAIRY QUEEN Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 3-8-08 8/1
98/18/06 2 BAHR Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 3-8-08 13/8F
97/19/06 2 YASHMAK Henry Cecil Kieren Fallon Khalid Abdullah 3-8-08 7/2
96/20/06 2 TULIPA Andre Fabre FR Sylvain Guillot Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-08 15/2
95/22/06 2 PHANTOM GOLD Lord Huntingdon Frankie Dettori H M The Queen 3-8-08 5/1
94/16/06 2 BOLAS Barry Hills Pat Eddery Khalid Abdullah 3-8-08 3/1F
93/17/06 2 THAWAKIB John Dunlop Willie Carson Hamdan Al Maktoum 3-8-08 5/2F
92/18/06 2 ARMARAMA Clive Brittain Michael Roberts Charles Olley 3-8-08 5/2F
91/20/06 2 THIRD WATCH John Dunlop John Reid Peter Goulandris 3-8-08 20/1
90/21/06 2 HELLENIC Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn Lord Weinstock 3-8-08 6/1
89/22/06 2 ALYDARESS Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-09 4/1
88/16/06 2 MISS BONIFACE Paul Kelleway Cash Asmussen Paul Kelleway 3-8-08 12/1
87/18/06 2 QUEEN MIDAS Henry Cecil Willie Ryan Louis Freedman 3-8-08 9/1
86/19/06 2 GULL NOOK John Dunlop Pat Eddery Lord Halifax 3-8-08 8/1
85/18/06 2 SALLY BROWN Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn Bob Cowell 3-8-07 7/1
84/19/06 2 BALLINDERRY Jeremy Tree Tony Ives Khalid Abdullah 3-8-07 9/2
83/14/06 2 HIGH HAWK John Dunlop Willie Carson Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-07 7/1
82/15/06 2 DISH DASH Robert Armstrong Bruce Raymond John Bryce 3-8-07 6/1
81/16/06 2 STRIGIDA Henry Cecil Lester Piggott Lord Howard de Walden 3-8-07 5/1
80/17/06 2 SHOOT A LINE Dick Hern Willie Carson R Budgett 3-8-11 5/2JF
79/19/06 2 EXPANSIVE Dick Hern Willie Carson H M The Queen 3-8-03 11/2
78/20/06 2 RELFO Paddy Prendergast IRE Christy Roche Lord Granard 2-8-10 12/1
77/14/06 2 NANTICIOUS Dermot Weld IRE Walter Swinburn Mrs Bertram R Firestone 3-8-10 15/2
*run at York