Ribblesdale Stakes
Group 2, Ascot 15:40
£200,000 added,
3yo only,
1m 3f 211y, Class 1   
Thursday 21st June 2018

1 Magic Wand 10/3
2 Wild Illusion 9/4F
3 Sun Maiden 3/1
10 ran Distances: 4l, 1½l, 2½l
Time: 2m 28.52s (slow by 0.02s)

Another one for Ryan Moore and Aidan O'Brien with Magic Wand

Magic Wand
Magic Wand
 
Magic Wand's victory provided trainer Aidan O'Brien with a quick-fire 25/1 double, following immediately on the heels of Hunting Horn's Hampton Court Stakes success.
 
The Ryan Moore-ridden filly, a daughter of Galileo, was sent off at 100/30 and beat the Charlie Appleby-trained 9/4 favourite Wild Illusion into second.
 
Magic Wand was always prominent throughout the mile and a half race and came to the front after rounding the turn into the home straight. She quickly drew clear of the field and won impressively by four lengths in 2min 28.52s.
 
It takes O'Brien to the top of the QIPCO Royal Ascot Top Trainer Award with three wins for the week, and means he has now trained a total of 64 Royal Ascot winners.
 
He said: "We were very happy with Magic Wand after the Oaks [she finished fourth to stable-mate Forever Together] - the ground went unusually soft in Epsom - and she came out of it well in every sense. Jamie who looks after her and Yvonne, who rides her every day, and Seamus, who rides her in her work, were very happy with her. We are delighted."
 
Asked about future plans for Magic Wand and Forever Together, O'Brien replied: "Forever Together might go back to the [G1] Pretty Polly [at the Curragh], and this filly [Magic Wand] might go to the Irish Oaks, and then they both might head for the Arc or something like that. 
 
"Nothing is set in stone but we did feel the ground was a factor in Epsom. That doesn't mean that if it comes again she might not act on it but I think it was a factor. We were hoping that on good ground she'd be the filly we saw in Chester [where she was an easy winner of the Cheshire Oaks, beating Forever Together]."

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

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (1) Magic Wand (IRE) 10/3 R L Moore
9-0
A P O'Brien 3
2nd (7) 4 Wild Illusion 9/4f W Buick
9-3
C Appleby 3
3rd (10) Sun Maiden 3/1 James Doyle
9-0
Sir Michael Stoute 3
4th (3) Athena (IRE) 12/1 D O'Brien
9-0
A P O'Brien 3
5th (5) Perfect Clarity 10/1 A Kirby
9-0
C G Cox 3
6th (9) nk Highgarden 10/1 L Dettori
9-0
J H M Gosden 3
7th (8) ¾ Lady of Shalott 33/1 J P Spencer
9-0
D M Simcock 3
8th (4) ½ Sarrocchi (IRE) 25/1 W M Lordan
9-0
A P O'Brien 3
9th (2) Dancing Brave Bear (USA) 16/1 Andrea Atzeni
9-0
E F Vaughan 3
10th (6) Sizzling (IRE) 33/1 J A Heffernan
9-0
A P O'Brien 3

RIBBLESDALE STAKES WINNERS

YR/DATE GR WINNER TRAINER JOCKEY OWNER AGE/WGT SP

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