Ribblesdale Stakes
Group 2, Ascot 15:40
£225,000 guaranteed,
3yo only,
1m 3f 211y, Class 1   
Thursday 22nd June 2023

Boylesports

1 Warm Heart 13/2
2 Lumiere Rock 14/1
3 Bluestocking 9/2
4 Crown Princesse 16/1
17 ran NR: Infinite Cosmos, Luckin Brew
Distances: 2½l, 1¼l, nse Time: 2m 30.41s (slow by 0.71s)

Warm Heart continued her climb through the ranks with an emphatic two-and-a-half-length success for Ryan Moore and Aidan O’Brien.

The daughter of Galileo has now won her last three starts, following a maiden win at Leopardstown and a Listed victory at Newbury.

Lumiere Rock stayed on strongly from off the pace to take second, just ahead of Bluestocking, who took a while to warm to her task but put in some good late work.

O’Brien said: “Ryan gave Warm Heart a lovely ride and I'm delighted with her. She ran a very good race at Newbury the last day and we weren't sure whether the trip would be too far for her. Ryan planned to take his time with her today, to find a handy position and wait as long as possible.

"Ryan is brilliant, an incredible fella. He must be nearly 40, but every year he gets better. He gets better because he puts so much in day in and day out. When he comes over [to Ireland] he stays with us and runs six or seven miles every morning before he sits on a horse. He's so fit, so focused and so committed, and when you ask him a question all the information comes out about the horse, the ride, the ground. He's an incredible horseman, very cool under pressure and a total professional. We're so lucky to have him.

Trainers Quotes

Talking about the filly, he added: “Warm Heart ran at Newbury over a mile and a quarter and we thought that was maybe as far as she was going to get. We didn’t know when she got to the front today whether she would run out of stamina, but obviously we saw she probably doesn’t want to get to the front too early.

“She got the trip very well today and Ryan gave her a beautiful ride. She’s out of a great mare and usually those fillies with good pedigrees do improve – physically she’s doing great.”

Moore said: “In Warm Heart’s previous race they went real hard, while in this race they didn't. She's a very straightforward filly and it all worked out.

"It's very hard here and you need the little things to work for you. Sometimes the ball bounces for you and sometimes it doesn't. That's racing.

"She's definitely a better filly today [compared to her previous run at Newbury]. It was up to a mile and a half, but it wasn't strongly run race so we haven't answered the question [of whether she truly stays the longer trip] but she's won a lovely prize today."

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Ribblesdale Stakes (Fillies' Group 2)
£225,000 guaranteed, 3yo only, 1m 3f 211y, Class 1
17 ran
Going: Good, Good to Firm in places

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (16)    Warm Heart 3 9-2 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 13/2
2 (8)
Lumiere Rock 3 9-2 Joseph O'Brien James McDonald 14/1
3 (7)
Bluestocking 3 9-2 Ralph Beckett Frankie Dettori 9/2
4 (5)
nse Crown Princesse 3 9-2 F Chappet Ioritz Mendizabal 16/1
5 (17)
Sea Of Roses 3 9-2 Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy 66/1
6 (13)
Al Asifah 3 9-2 John & Thady Gosden Jim Crowley 5/6F
7 (19)
1 Climate Friendly 3 9-2 Jane Chapple-Hyam Dylan Browne McMonagle 80/1
8 (11)
½ Lmay 3 9-2 John & Thady Gosden Kieran Shoemark 50/1
9 (10)
Ghara 3 9-2 John & Thady Gosden Andrea Atzeni 100/1
10 (14)
Village Voice 3 9-2 Mrs John Harrington Ronan Whelan 18/1
11 (6)
Perfect Prophet 3 9-2 Ed Walker Tom Marquand 125/1
12 (9)
½ Understated 3 9-2 Ralph Beckett Rossa Ryan 40/1
13 (2)
hd Midnight Mile 3 9-2 Richard Fahey Oisin Orr 40/1
14 (4)
¾ Rocha Do Leao 3 9-2 Jane Chapple-Hyam Hollie Doyle 150/1
15 (18)
¾ Red Riding Hood 3 9-2 A P O'Brien 80/1
16 (3)
Ferrari Queen 3 9-2 Charlie Johnston Joe Fanning 28/1
17 (15)
Maman Joon 3 9-2 Richard Hannon Kevin Stott 25/1
NR 7 (12) Infinite Cosmos 3 9-2 Sir Michael Stoute NON RUNNER
NR 9 (1) Luckin Brew 3 9-2 Ralph Beckett NON RUNNER

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RIBBLESDALE STAKES WINNERS

YEAR GR WINNER TRAINER JOCKEY OWNER AGE/WGT SP

2022 2 MAGICAL LAGOON 3 9-02 Mrs John Harrington Shane Foley Yu Long Investments 11/4
2021 2 LOVING DREAM 3 9-00 John & Thady Gosden Robert Havlin Lordship Stud 18/1
2020 2 FRANKLY DARLING John Gosden Frankie Dettori Anthony Oppenheimer 3-9-00 11/8F
2019 2 STAR CATCHER John Gosden Frankie Dettori Anthony Oppenheimer 3-9-00 4/1
2018 2 MAGIC WAND Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Markus Jooste 3-9-00 10/3
2017 2 CORONET John Gosden Olivier Peslier Denford Stud 3-9-00 9/1
2016 2 EVEN SONG Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith 3-9-00 15/8F
2015 2 CURVY David Wachman IRE Ryan Moore Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith 3-9-00 9/2
2014 2 BRACELET Aidan O’Brien IRE Joseph O’Brien Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith& Sue Magnier 3-9-00 10/1
2013 2 RIPOSTE Lady Cecil Tom Queally Khalid Abdullah 3-8-12 9/2
2012 2 PRINCESS HIGHWAY Dermot Weld IRE Pat Smullen Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd 3-8-12 17/2
2011 2 BANIMPIRE Jim Bolger IRE Kevin Manning Jackie Bolger 3-8-12 3/1F
2010 2 HIBAAYEB Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 3-8-12 4/1JF
2009 2 FLYING CLOUD Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 3-8-12 5/1
2008 2 MICHITA John Gosden Jimmy Fortune Stonerside Stable LLC 3-8-12 100/30F
2007 2 SILKWOOD Michael Jarvis Philip Robinson Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-12 4/1
2006 2 MONT ETOILE William Haggas Michael Hills Tony Hirschfeld/Des Scott/Lester Piggott 3-8-12 25/1
*2005 2 THAKAFAAT John Dunlop Willie Supple Hamdan Al Maktoum 3-8-11 22/1
2004 2 PUNCTILIOUS Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 3-8-11 9/2
2003 2 SPANISH SUN Sir Michael Stoute Richard Hughes Khalid Abdullah 3-8-11 9/2
2002 2 IRRESISTIBLE JEWEL Dermot Weld IRE Pat Smullen Moyglare Stud Farms Ltd 3-8-08 12/1
2001 2 SAHARA SLEW John Oxx IRE Johnny Murtagh Lady O’Reilly 3-8-08 14/1
2000 2 MILETRIAN Mick Channon Michael Roberts Miletrian Plc 3-8-08 10/1
1999 2 FAIRY QUEEN Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 3-8-08 8/1
1998 2 BAHR Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 3-8-08 13/8F
1997 2 YASHMAK Henry Cecil Kieren Fallon Khalid Abdullah 3-8-08 7/2
1996 2 TULIPA Andre Fabre FR Sylvain Guillot Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-08 15/2
1995 2 PHANTOM GOLD Lord Huntingdon Frankie Dettori H M The Queen 3-8-08 5/1
1994 2 BOLAS Barry Hills Pat Eddery Khalid Abdullah 3-8-08 3/1F
1993 2 THAWAKIB John Dunlop Willie Carson Hamdan Al Maktoum 3-8-08 5/2F
1992 2 ARMARAMA Clive Brittain Michael Roberts Charles Olley 3-8-08 5/2F
1991 2 THIRD WATCH John Dunlop John Reid Peter Goulandris 3-8-08 20/1
1990 2 HELLENIC Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn Lord Weinstock 3-8-08 6/1
1989 2 ALYDARESS Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-09 4/1
1988 2 MISS BONIFACE Paul Kelleway Cash Asmussen Paul Kelleway 3-8-08 12/1
1987 2 QUEEN MIDAS Henry Cecil Willie Ryan Louis Freedman 3-8-08 9/1
1986 2 GULL NOOK John Dunlop Pat Eddery Lord Halifax 3-8-08 8/1
1985 2 SALLY BROWN Michael Stoute Walter Swinburn Bob Cowell 3-8-07 7/1
1984 2 BALLINDERRY Jeremy Tree Tony Ives Khalid Abdullah 3-8-07 9/2
1983 2 HIGH HAWK John Dunlop Willie Carson Sheikh Mohammed 3-8-07 7/1
1982 2 DISH DASH Robert Armstrong Bruce Raymond John Bryce 3-8-07 6/1
1981 2 STRIGIDA Henry Cecil Lester Piggott Lord Howard de Walden 3-8-07 5/1
1980 2 SHOOT A LINE Dick Hern Willie Carson R Budgett 3-8-11 5/2JF
1979 2 EXPANSIVE Dick Hern Willie Carson H M The Queen 3-8-03 11/2
1978 2 RELFO Paddy Prendergast IRE Christy Roche Lord Granard 2-8-10 12/1
1977 2 NANTICIOUS Dermot Weld IRE Walter Swinburn Mrs Bertram R Firestone 3-8-10 15/2
*run at York

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