Horse Racing
Ribblesdale Stakes - Form Comments

20/06/2018 14:47

G2 – 2392m – Turf

1 Wild Illusion Has form on fast ground but won G1 in France last year and second in G1 Oaks at Epsom this year on soft. Has best form in race, stays and should improve further.
2 Athena Took seven races before won one, a maiden over 2000m last month. Needs to continue improvement.
3 Dancing Brave Bear Won two of three. Second in G3 over 2051m last month. That run and pedigree raise doubts about stamina although trainer has expressed confidence.
4 Highgarden Beaten favourite both runs this year, latest when fourth in G3 over 2051m – Dancing Brave Bear second. Likely to improve for step up in trip.
5 Lady Of Shalott Only raced twice. Fourth to Perfect Clarity in Listed race over 2321m last month. Doesn’t look good enough.
6 Magic Wand Impressive winner of Listed Cheshire Oaks over 2268m before well beaten fourth in G1 Oaks when soft ground probably against her. Should do better on faster ground.
7 Perfect Clarity Won Listed race over 2321m before well beaten seventh in G1 Oaks. Faster ground should help but doubtful if good enough.
8 Sarrocchi Won maiden as two-year-old. Well beaten in G1 1000 Guineas and G3 over 2000m, both on fast ground. Doesn’t look good enough.
9 Sizzling Only win a maiden last year. Plenty of evidence that is not up to this level.
10 Sun Maiden Fascinating runner. On second run very impressive 12 length winner of novices’ race over 1983m last month. Second and third both well beaten since but beautifully bred and could be very good.