OLD pals Frankie Dettori and John Gosden combined to win the Ribblesdale with the exciting Frankly Darling.
The result gave the pair back-to-back wins in the Group 2 and leading trainer Gosden with a landmark 50th winner at the Royal meeting.
And in truth, the result was rarely in doubt.
The well-backed 11-8 favourite Frankly Darling was perfectly positioned in behind the pace-setting Golden Lips by Dettori.
She was angled into the clear on the home bend and put the race to bed in a matter of strides, with Aidan O’Brien pair Ennistymon and Passion keeping on well to fill the places.
The winner is now 4-1 for the Oaks at Epsom with Betfair, and that is almost certain to be her next port of call.
More to follow…