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Royal Ascot: DOM’S NAP | Thursday’s Best Bet

Can Sir Michael Stoute’s three-year-old take the Ribblesdale at Royal Ascot?

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2FH048M Noon Star ridden by Richard Kingscote wins The racingtv.com FilliesO Novice Stakes at Wetherby Racecourse. Issue date: Sunday April 25, 2021.
Royal Ascot: NOON STAR | 3:40pm Ribblesdale Stakes (Fillies’ Group 2) | Dom’s Pick
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We approach the half way point of Royal Ascot on Thursday afternoon with a further seven races on the card, and our team have picked out our best selection of the day.

D8G2CH Ascot Racecourse stand, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom.
Day three of Royal Ascot takes place on Thursday afternoon

After her York second was given a boost by subsequent Oaks victor Snowfall, Sir Michael Stoute’s Noon Star looks the form choice and is a worthy favourite based on what she has shown in her career to date.

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The Wetherby contest she took in April is working out very well and if anything she took a major step forward across Yorkshire when getting as close to the Aidan O’Brien’s Classic winning filly as anything did on the Downs earlier this month.

Sir Michael Stoute
Sir Michael Stoute has three runners at Royal Ascot on Thursday

She now tackles the mile-and-a-half trip for the first time but this shouldn’t be an issue for the beautifully bred daughter of Galileo and she’s taken to prove too strong for this field under James Doyle.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.

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