A quick look at the form of this race makes Ribbons looks exceptional value considering she was a neck behind Legatissmo trying to give her nearly a stone in Ireland and also had Pleascach behind. 3/1 does on the face of it look like a great price but there is a serious chance that the ground here will be very soft and in that case the value lies with Madame Chiang. She was only 1 ½ lengths behind ribbons in the Middleton on her seasonal debut on unsuitable good ground and ran about as well as could be expected in the King George after that. Her soft ground record is 111 and 4th in the King George. She is undoubtedly a much better horse on soft and one look at her win last year in the Ascot Group 1 on Soft Ground will demonstrate her liking for soft ground. If there is a negative its 10 furlongs is a bit on the short side but I’m willing to take that risk at 8/1.
1 Point win 8/1 Various /365/VC/Stan