Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2) 1m 4f
- (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 1, 10 runners)
- Winner £120,962 2nd £45,860 3rd £22,951 4th £11,433 5th £5,738 6th £2,880
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 2m 27.45s
- Off time: 15:46:07
|3rd||8 Pether's Moon||hd||8/1|
|6||127 9-1 p||J H M Gosden||William Buick||112||16/1|
|7||127 9-1||M Botti||Martin Harley||115||5/1|
Ektihaam (IRE) 44
|5||127 9-1 h||R Varian||P Hanagan||112||20/1|
Eye of The Storm (IRE) 15
|4||127 9-1||A P O'Brien||J P O'Brien||111||8/1|
Forgotten Voice (IRE) 35
|9||127 9-1||N J Henderson||K Fallon||110||10/1|
|4||127 9-1||Sir Michael Stoute||L Dettori||115||7/1|
Joshua Tree (IRE) 14
|7||127 9-1||E A L Dunlop||A Kirby||110||33/1|
Pether's Moon (IRE) 42
|4||127 9-1||Richard Hannon||R Hughes||110||8/1|
Sharestan (IRE) 23
|6||127 9-1||Saeed bin Suroor||Andrea Atzeni||111||12/1|
Telescope (IRE) 44
|4||127 9-1||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||114||7/4f|
Thomas Chippendale (IRE)
||4||9-0||Lady Cecil||J P Murtagh||8/1|
Ryan Moore is keeping faith with TELESCOPE and that's good enough for us. The Galileo colt can possibly be excused a couple of defeats by Noble Mission on soft ground this year. He won the Great Voltigeur over this trip on fast ground at York last year and a repeat of that effort would make him hard to beat. Stablemate Hillstar may be the danger. He sprang to prominence when landing the King Edward VII Stakes at this meeting last season and is another who will appreciate drying conditions. Sharestan, on the other hand, has shown his best form with plenty of give in the ground while this might be too tough for the versatile Forgotten Voice. Eye Of The Storm is better than he showed at Leopardstown on his reappearance but could find a few of these too quick on the ground. Pether's Moon is very consistent but will probably find at least one too good again but Dandino goes well fresh and has form at the highest level.
Telescope (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden and no impression when hung left over 1f out, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Noble Mission (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) sft in May.
Hillstar 4-5fav (9-0) Took keen hold tracking, leading pair, went 2nd 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, effort towards inside under pressure over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Brown Panther (9-0) at Chester 1m 5f Grp 3 (1) sft in May.
Pether's Moon (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Mid-division on inside, headway over 3f out, challenged 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and every chance final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Gatewood (9-0) at Ascot 1m 4f Listed stks (1) gs in May.
Forgotten Voice (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, driven over 2f out, no impression until ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, finished well towards finish, went 2nd final stride, not reach winner, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Mount Athos (9-0) at Newbury 1m 5f Listed stks (1) gf in May.
Sharestan (IRE) 5-6fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led narrowly 6f out, pushed along 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, just held on, won at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) sft in May beating Sheikhzayedroad (9-0) by ns, 3 ran.
Dandino 10-1 (8-8) 5th of 24, 3 1/2l behind Fiorente (8-9) at Flemington(AUS) 2m Grp 1 hcp (1) gd in Nov.
Joshua Tree (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader 1f, went 2nd again 8f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, last of 7, 20l behind Cirrus Des Aigles (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gd.
Camborne 8-1 (9-4) Dwelt always in rear, 10th of 11, 9l behind Brown Panther (9-4) at Sandown 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in May.
Eye of The Storm (IRE) 2-1fav (9-8) Mid-division, ridden along on outer over 2f out, 4th over 1f out, no impression when bumped and eased close home, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Missunited (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 6f Listed stks (1) gd.
Ektihaam (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Pressed winner, led on inside 8f out and pulled hard, headed halfway, chased winner until over 4f out, chased leading pair until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 21l behind Noble Mission (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) sft in May.