IT COULD be a case of Moore, Moore, Moore for jockey Ryan in this afternoon’s Group Two Ribblesdale Stakes (3.40pm) as he bids for a hat-trick of wins in the race.
The world’s best jockey cruised to victory on Curvy in 2015 and Even Song last year, and I fancy him to make it three with a little help from Aidan O’Brien’s ALLURINGLY at 11/4 with 188BET.
She finished a respectable third in the Epsom Oaks last time out when thrown into Group One company and will appreciate this drop back down in class.
Prior to that she was second to Enable in the Cheshire Oaks and that form is stronger than anything else in the race.
Mori, the impeccably bred Frankel filly out of Midday, was victorious over 1m2f here last month and followed up impressively at Goodwood a fortnight later.
She should cope with the step up in trip, but she still has a bit more to prove than my selection and I’m happy to take her on this time around.
Godolphin have been among the winners already this week and I fancy TAMLEEK to be the next representative in the winners’ enclosure in the Hampton Court Stakes (3.05pm).
The three-year-old made a winning start to 2017 when landing a maiden at Newmarket and followed that up with a close fourth over slightly further in the Chester Vase.
He was well backed that day and there are plenty of reasons to believe this lightly-raced Saeed bin Suroor runner has a lot more to give back down in trip. The 8/1 each-way with Coral looks fair.
The ground looks like it will be too quick for the other Godolphin contender, Benbatl.
Tamleek e/w 3.05pm Royal Ascot
Alluringly 3.40pm Royal Ascot