Flaming Rib A Stakes First For Ribchester At Doncaster

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Tom Dascombe trainee Flaming Rib (Ire) (Ribchester {Ire}) became the first winner for his freshman sire (by Iffraaj {GB}) when registering a one-length win in Saturday's Listed Virgin Bet Doncaster S. at Doncaster's Town Moor venue.

Flaming Rib bagged a trio of nursery handicaps–at Thirsk, York and Chester–in his three most recent outings and continued on an upward trajectory with a first black-type triumph in this straight dash. The 13-8 second choice was sharply into stride and claimed an immediate lead. Holding sway throughout, he was not for catching once stoked up passing the quarter-mile marker and ran on strongly under a late drive to comfortably hold Deodar by a length for a career high, becoming the first black-type winner for his freshman sire (by Iffraaj {GB}).

“He's been great and has won four on the bounce now,” said assistant trainer Colin Gorman. “He's been straightforward and has improved as the year has gone on. He's rated 108 now and it takes a fair bit to get a 2-year-old to that rating. He's very tough and, as [jockey] Pierre-Louis [Jamin] said after the Chester run, he manages to pick up twice in a race. In our book, the horses that do that are good horses. He puts his head down and battles it out as well. He will get seven furlongs, but I don't know if we need to [step up in trip] as he does it well as it is. I'd say that will be it for the year and he could be a Commonwealth Cup horse [next year].”

Flaming Rib is the first foal out of the unraced Suddenly (Ger) (Excelebration {Ire}), herself kin to G2 Grand Prix de Deauville victor and G1 Deutsches Derby runner-up Savoir Vivre (Ire) (Adlerflug {Ire}) and to the dual stakes scorer Sussudio (Fr) (Nayef). His second dam, the stakes-winning Soudanine (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}), is a full-sister to G2 Hansa-Preis and G2 Grosser Preis der Badischen Wirtschaft victor Simoun (Ger) as well as being kin to stakes-winning G3 Prix des Reservoirs runner-up Soignee (Ger) (Dashing Blade (GB). The latter's progenyis headed by MG1SW distaffer Stacelita (Fr) (Monsun {Ger}), herself the dam of G1 Yushun Himba-Japanese Oaks heroine Soul Stirring (Jpn) (Frankel {GB}) as well as being the second dam of this year's Listed Flying Scotsman S. victor and G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere runner-up Noble Truth (Fr) (Kingman {GB}). Soudaine's full-sister Suisun (Ger) produced the G3 Preis des Winterfavoriten winner Silvaner (Ger) (Lomitas {GB}) while her half-sister Suivi (Ger) (Darshaan {GB}) has the G1 Grosser Preis von Bayern heroine Sunny Queen (Ger) (Camelot {GB}) to her credit. Suddenly has also produced a yearling filly by Dawn Approach (Ire).

Saturday, Doncaster, Britain
VIRGIN BET DONCASTER S.-Listed, £34,500, Doncaster, 10-23, 2yo, 6f 2yT, 1:15.60, sf.
1–FLAMING RIB (IRE), 127, c, 2, by Ribchester (Ire)
1st Dam: Suddenly (Ger), by Excelebration (Ire)
2nd Dam: Soudaine (Ger), by Monsun (Ger)
3rd Dam: Suivez (Fr), by Fioravanti
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. (€40,000 RNA Wlg '19 GOFNOV; 35,000gns Ylg '20 TATOCT). O-Dolan, Dooley, Owen; B-Kildaragh Stud (IRE); T-Tom Dascombe; J-Pierre-Louis Jamin. £19,565. Lifetime Record: 9-5-1-2, $123,677.
2–Deodar (GB), 127, g, 2, Bated Breath (GB)–Tested (GB), by Selkirk. O-Juddmonte; B-Juddmonte Farms (East) Ltd (GB); T-Ralph Beckett. £7,418.
3–Mohi (GB), 127, c, 2, Acclamation (GB)–Minalisa (GB), by Oasis Dream (GB). (72,000gns RNA Wlg '19 TATFOA; 60,000gns Ylg '20 TATOCT). O-Al Mohamediya Racing; B-C J Mills (GB); T-Clive Cox. £3,712.
Margins: 1, NO, 1HF. Odds: 1.63, 1.50, 11.00.
Also Ran: Parisiac (Ire), Gold Medal (GB), Kit Gabriel (Ire), Mot And The Messer (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result. Video, sponsored by TVG.

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