Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2) 1m 4f

  • (4yo+, 1m 4f, Class 1, 8 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
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 2m 30.65s
  • Off time: 15:05:45
Full result
Result 15:05 Ascot
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 8 Thomas Chippendale 8/1
2nd 2 Dandino 1 10/1
3rd 9 Universal 10/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
2 (9) 72127-2
yellow, dark blue seams, yellow cap Dandino 49
  • T:M Botti
  • J:L Dettori
  • Form: 72127-2
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 113
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 M Botti L Dettori 113 10/1
3 (4) 1202-31
Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Ektihaam (IRE) 42
  • T:R Varian
  • J:P Hanagan
  • Form: 1202-31
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 R Varian P Hanagan 115 9/4f
4 (5) 11150-1
Grey, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars and stars on cap Mount Athos (IRE) 43
  • T:L M Cumani
  • J:J P Spencer
  • Form: 11150-1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 117
  • Naps:
6 126 9-0 L M Cumani J P Spencer 117 11/4
5 (1) 142-341
Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Noble Mission 28
  • T:Lady Cecil
  • J:T P Queally
  • Form: 142-341
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0h
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 h Lady Cecil T P Queally 111 12/1
6 (6) 8184-11
Pale Blue, White and Yellow check cap Sir John Hawkwood (IRE) 36
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:R L Moore
  • Form: 8184-11
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 110
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 110 6/1
7 (7) 13430-1
Royal blue Songcraft (IRE) 28
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • J:S De Sousa
  • Form: 13430-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0p1
  • OR: 106
  • Naps:
5 126 9-0 p1 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 106 20/1
8 (8) 1158-22
Mauve and pink check, white sleeves, pink cap Thomas Chippendale (IRE) 42
  • T:Lady Cecil
  • J:J P Murtagh
  • Form: 1158-22
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 111
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 Lady Cecil J P Murtagh 111 8/1
9 (2) 392111
Yellow, dark blue sleeves, yellow stars, yellow cap, dark blue star Universal (IRE) 49
  • T:M Johnston
  • J:J Fanning
  • Form: 392111
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 114
  • Naps:
4 126 9-0 M Johnston J Fanning 114 10/1

Non Runners

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps Odds
1 (3) 111442-
Aiken 245
  • Nag Me
  • Course and Distance Winner
  • T:J H M Gosden
  • J:William Buick
  • Form: 111442-
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 9-0
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
5 J H M Gosden William Buick 112 NR

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012 3 Sea Moon
  • T:Sir Michael Stoute
  • J:R L Moore
4 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 3/1
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In depth

Verdict

Sir Michael Stoute loves this race and has won it three times in the past seven years. SIR JOHN HAWKWOOD has something to find on official figures as he steps out of handicap company but he was conceding 20lb to the runner-up when completing a double at York and a chance is taken that he's made sufficient progress. It's impossible to find one without a chance among his eight rivals and Ektihaam, beaten just over a length by Al Kazeem in Sandown's Gordon Richards Stakes when Thomas Chippendale was just in front, reversed the form with the latter in no uncertain terms over this course and distance last month and has to be rated a serious threat. Universal showed his battling qualities when fighting back to beat Dandino in the Jockey Club Stakes at Newmarket but the runner-up was having his first start since December and will be primed for action in this. The remaining quartet are all quite capable of winning this extremely competitive affair.

Formwatch

Aiken 4-1 (9-7) Held up disputing 5th, headway on outside over 2f out, disputing 2nd 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden to lead 1f out, headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 9, nk behind Rite Of Passage (9-7) at Ascot 2m Grp 3 (1) sft in Oct.

Thomas Chippendale (IRE) 9-4 (8-12) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and held up in 4th, headway on outside to 3rd 4f out, disputing well held 2nd 2f out, went 2nd well over 1f out, no chance with unchallenged winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Ektihaam (8-12) at Ascot 1m 4f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in May.

Dandino 9-4 (8-12) Track winner, ridden to challenge approaching 2f out, led briefly over 1f out, edged right and ran on, 2nd of 4, nk behind Universal (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf in May.

Universal (IRE) 11-4 (8-12) Led, headed briefly over 1f out, ridden and ran on gamely, won at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf in May beating Dandino (8-12) by nk, 4 ran.

Noble Mission 8-13fav (9-0) In touch, slightly outpaced 3f out, soon switched left, ridden and headway 2f out, led approaching final furlong, driven and ran on, won at Goodwood 1m 4f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gs in May beating Genzy (9-0) by 4l, 5 ran.

Mount Athos (IRE) 11-8 (9-0) With leader, led after 1f, clear over 3f out, easily, won at Chester 1m 5f Grp 3 (1) gs in May beating Mad Moose (9-0) by 9l, 6 ran.

Songcraft (IRE) 11-10fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, switched right over 2f out, soon led and edged left, clear inside final furlong, stayed on, won at York 1m 6f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gd in May beating Bite Of The Cherry (8-9) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.

Sir John Hawkwood (IRE) 13-8fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and pressed over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, held on close home, won at York 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May beating Hanoverian Baron (8-6) by hd, 12 ran.

Ektihaam (IRE) 11-4 (8-12) Made all at good pace, increased tempo halfway, pushed clear inside final 3f, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on strongly, unchallenged, won at Ascot 1m 4f Listed Stakes (4yo+) (1) gf in May beating Thomas Chippendale (8-12) by 6l, 5 ran.