Royal Ascot news: Emily Upjohn avoids Ribblesdale Stakes

Emily Upjohn's trainer John Gosden will not run the filly in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday.

Gosden believes the Irish Oaks or the King George in July are a far more likely target for the Musidora Stakes winner .

In early June, she finished second in an epic Oaks encounter at Epsom, giving away plenty of ground at the start and ultimately losing out by a short head to the Aidan O'Brien-trained Tuesday.

It was a slight surprise when Gosden last week raised the possibility of a quick appearance, but the decision has now been made to wait for other targets.

Gosden told the Racing Post: "Obviously she got left a long way and then went widest of all in the Oaks.

"We feel Royal Ascot is coming too soon and she will be freshened up for targets at the end of July in either the Irish Oaks or the King George."

William Haggas' Sea Silk Road takes over as the 7/4 favourite for the Group 2 race, with Tom Marquand on board. Musidora second Life Of Dreams is also in contention.

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