First-season sire Ribchester recorded a new winner on Friday, 7 May when his son Flaming Rib ran out a very convincing winner of the five-furlong Maiden at Nottingham.
Soon in front under Jane Elliot, the Tom Dascombe-trained colt had clearly learned from his experience when third at Ripon last month and despite hanging two furlongs out, soon asserted his superiority over his rivals when asked and moved clear to cross the line three and three-quarter lengths in front.
Bred by Kildaragh Stud, Flaming Rib is out of the Excelebration mare Suddenly, herself a half-sister to G2 Grand Prix de Deauville winner and G1 Germany Derby second Savoir Vivre. They are from the family of Champion filly and six-time G1 winner Stacelita.
Ribchester was a smart juvenile himself, breaking his maiden in the G2 Mill Reef. He went on to victory at the highest level four times, winning the Prix Jacques le Marois, the Prix du Moulin, the Lockinge, and the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot in record time.
He is already sire of a Royal Ascot contender in the Wesley Ward-trained Ruthin, who demolished her opposition at Keeneland by six lengths late last month.
Ribchester stands at Kildangan Stud at a fee of €17,500, Oct 1, SLF.