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Noon Star returns to Ribblesdale on Thursday | Race News

Sir Michael Stoute’s Noon Star leads a field of 13 in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The filly owned by Juddmonte is beautifully bred, being by champion stallion Galileo and multiple winner of Group 1 Midday, and she has shown a lot of promise in her short career to date.

A good winner at Wetherby earlier in the season, she was second to the easy winner of the Oaks Snowfall in the Musidora in York before a small setback excluded her from the Epsom Classic.

Mark Johnston’s Dubai Fountain is Thursday’s top rated Group 2 filly, showing Group 1 form at two years old and winning the Cheshire Oaks when she reappears this season. She was however beaten from afar at Epsom and needs to bounce back.

Roger Varian’s Eshaada defends the race’s only unbeaten record and arrives after a Listed victory at Newbury.

John and Thady Gosden run three – with Frankie Dettori on Gloria Mundi, second behind Eshaada in Newbury. Robert Havlin is riding Loving Dream and David Egan is on Taslima.

Aidan O’Brien is represented by the third of the Oaks Divinely – who was 18 lengths behind her stable mate at Epsom – while her son Donnacha manages Nicest.

David Simcock’s Ad Infinitum was adamant when he caused a shock in the Height Of Fashion Stakes, and County Kildare coach Johnny Murtagh sends Annerville – with Aristia, Gwenhwyvar and Twisted Reality topping the pitch.

Aidan O’Brien’s Cadamosto is likely to be popular in the Norfolk Stakes, given how he won on his Dundalk debut.

He has been said to run several times since, but the coach insisted No Nay Never’s son needs to be on top.

Wesley Ward runs two to Lucci and Nakatomi – while William Haggas’ Second Wind looks to extend his undefeated career record to three.

George Boughey’s Navello saw his winning run end in the National Stakes, but he has experience on his side as he will be on his sixth run.

Project Dante made a successful debut for Bryan Smart in York, while Go Bears Go and Instinctive Move are also part of a squad of 16 after winning career starts.

Mohaafeth, absent from the Haggas Derby, will likely be popular in the Hampton Court Stakes, for which 10 have been declared.

Charlie Appleby’s One Ruler, who finished sixth in the Guineas and Derby, falls in class – while Aidan O’Brien’s Dante’s Fourth Roman Empire is also trying its luck.

Emporio de Donnacha O’Brien is the highest weight in the Britannia Stakes, in which a maximum of 30 players will be entered.

Raadobarg from Varian, Aerion Power from Stoute and George Peabody from George Scott all made the final cut.

The former Derby is hoping Sir Lamorak will carry Aidan O’Brien’s weight in the King George V Stakes.

Ralph Beckett’s undefeated Lord Protector and his stable mate Surefire, Appleby’s Siskany and Act Of Wisdom and the Queen’s Just Fine are in a field of 19.

The closing of the Buckingham Palace Stakes sees two Godolphin runners at the top of the race map in Appleby’s On The Warpath and Bedouin’s Story by Saeed bin Suroor – as well as Tomfre by Beckett.

Regulars from Ascot Raising Sand and Ropey Guest are among the 29 runners.





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