Ascot

  • 15:45 Hardwicke Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £120,962 2nd £45,860 3rd £22,951 4th £11,433
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 27.45s
  • Off time: 15:46:07
15:45 Ascot Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Telescope (IRE) 7/4
2nd Hillstar 7/1
3rd Pether's Moon (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 2411-70 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Camborne 23
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-1 p J H M Gosden W Buick 112 16/117.00
2 (9) 7/22125- Yellow, blue seams, yellow cap Dandino 228
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-1 M Botti Martin Harley 115 5/16.00
3 (1) 2/31S8-5 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Ektihaam (IRE) 44
Course and Distance Winner
5 9-1 h R Varian P Hanagan 112 20/121.00
4 (4) 22113-4 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Eye of The Storm (IRE) 15
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-1 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 111 8/19.00
5 (6) 0/1154-2 MAUVE Forgotten Voice (IRE) 35
Course WinnerDistance Winner
9 9-1 N J Henderson K Fallon 110 10/111.00
6 (2) 1346-02 DARK BLUE, YELLOW cap Hillstar 43
Beaten FavouriteCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-1 Sir Michael Stoute L Dettori 115 7/18.00
7 (7) 10-6057 Black, silver collar, silver panel, silver epaulettes, black sleeves, silver cuffs Joshua Tree (IRE) 14
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 9-1 E A L Dunlop A Kirby 110 33/134.00
8 (5) 2131-22 Red, Black spots and sleeves, Red cap Pether's Moon (IRE) 42
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-1 R Hannon R Hughes 110 8/19.00
9 (10) 13791-1 Royal blue Sharestan (IRE) 23
6 9-1 Saeed bin Suroor Andrea Atzeni 111 12/113.00
10 (8) 1/121-22 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Telescope (IRE) 44
Distance Winner
4 9-1 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 114 7/42.75

Verdict

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.