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Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2) (1) Class 1

  • Distance: 1m 3f 211y
  • Age: 4yo
  • Runners: 7
  • Prize: £237,750
M Matsushima/Mrs Magnier/M Tabor/D Smith silk
No. 2 Draw 7

Very smart horse who shaped as if in need of run when 6½ lengths fifth of 8 to Alenquer in Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh (10.5f, good) on seasonal return 27 days ago. Should be back closer to best this time and could match last year's second in this.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
22/05/22 Curragh Tattersalls Gold Cup 5/8 W. M. Lordan Flat 1m 2f 110y Good 9st 5lbs
28/11/21 Tokyo 11/18 Ryan Moore Flat 1m 3f 205y Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs
06/11/21 Del Mar 2/14 Irad Ortiz, Jr Flat 1m 4f Firm 9st 0lbs
03/10/21 Longchamp 11/14 Yutaka Take Flat 1m 3f 205y Soft 9st 5lbs
12/09/21 Longchamp 2/6 Frankie Dettori Flat 1m 3f 205y Good 9st 2lbs
24/07/21 Ascot King George VI and Queen Elizabeth 4/5 W. M. Lordan Flat 1m 3f 211y Firm 9st 7lbs
04/07/21 Saint-Cloud 1/8 C. T. Keane Flat 1m 3f 205y Gd/Sft 9st 2lbs
19/06/21 Ascot Hardwicke Stakes 2/10 Ryan Moore Flat 1m 3f 211y Soft 9st 1lbs
23/05/21 Curragh Gold Cup 2/8 Ryan Moore Flat 1m 2f 110y Heavy 9st 5lbs
03/05/21 Curragh Mooresbridge 1/6 Ryan Moore Flat 1m 2f Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs
17/04/21 Curragh Alleged 1/9 Ryan Moore Flat 1m 2f Gd/Frm 9st 5lbs
28/03/21 Naas 1/12 Seamie Heffernan Flat 1m 2f Heavy 9st 7lbs
17/10/20 Ascot 13/13 C. T. Keane Flat 1m 7f 209y Soft 9st 7lbs
05/06/20 Newmarket (Rowley) 4/7 James Doyle Flat 1m 4f Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs
29/06/19 Curragh 6/8 Donnacha O'Brien Flat 1m 4f Good 9st 0lbs
01/06/19 Epsom Downs Derby 4/13 Donnacha O'Brien Flat 1m 4f 6y Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs
12/05/19 Leopardstown 1/7 Donnacha O'Brien Flat 1m 2f Gd/Sft 9st 3lbs
06/04/19 Leopardstown 1/6 Ryan Moore Flat 1m 2f Soft 9st 3lbs
07/10/18 Longchamp 2/6 Ryan Moore Flat 7f 210y Good 9st 0lbs
15/09/18 Leopardstown 2/7 Donnacha O'Brien Flat 1m Gd/Frm 9st 3lbs
22/08/18 York 6/8 Ryan Moore Flat 7f Gd/Frm 9st 1lbs
Barbara & Alick Richmond silk
No. 5 Draw 1

In the form of his life this spring, winning valuable AW event at Newcastle on Good Friday and bagging the Group 2 Jockey Club Stakes over this trip at Newmarket a fortnight later. His good run did come to an abrupt halt when last of 6 in the Coronation Cup at Epsom a fortnight ago, though.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
03/06/22 Epsom Downs Coronation Cup 6/6 Joe Fanning Flat 1m 4f 6y Good 9st 2lbs
29/04/22 Newmarket (Rowley) Jockey Club Stakes 1/5 Joe Fanning Flat 1m 4f Good 9st 1lbs
15/04/22 Newcastle 1/6 Joe Fanning Flat 1m 2f 42y Slow 9st 5lbs
26/03/22 Kempton Park 1/8 Joe Fanning Flat 1m 1f 219y Slow 9st 0lbs
05/02/22 Lingfield Park 3/6 Jason Hart Flat 1m 2f Std 9st 0lbs
22/01/22 Lingfield Park 3/10 Joe Fanning Flat 1m 4f Std 9st 11lbs
04/11/21 Chelmsford City 3/6 Jason Hart Flat 1m 2f Slow 9st 9lbs
23/09/21 Pontefract 1/4 Joe Fanning Flat 1m 2f 5y Good 9st 12lbs
11/09/21 Doncaster 6/6 William Buick Flat 1m 3f 197y Gd/Sft 9st 6lbs
02/09/21 Haydock Park 2/4 Joe Fanning Flat 1m 3f 140y Gd/Frm 9st 4lbs
27/08/21 Newmarket (July) 4/5 William Buick Flat 1m 4f Good 9st 8lbs
09/05/19 Chester 4/6 Franny Norton Flat 1m 2f 70y Heavy 9st 0lbs
19/04/19 Bath 1/7 Franny Norton Flat 1m 3f 137y Gd/Frm 8st 13lbs
30/03/19 Kempton Park 1/7 Joe Fanning Flat 1m 1f 219y Std 9st 7lbs
25/09/18 Lingfield Park 1/10 Silvestre De Sousa Flat 1m 1y Std 9st 1lbs
15/09/18 Bath 5/8 Charles Bishop Flat 1m Gd/Frm 9st 2lbs
Mr Saeed Suhail silk
No. 7 Draw 3

Ended 2021 with a brace of small-field Group 3 wins. Well below par in Saudi Group 3 on reappearance but quickly back on track when seeing off 3 rivals in Group 2 Huxley at Chester last month. This looks a much deeper Group 2.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
06/05/22 Chester Huxley Stakes 1/4 Ryan Moore Flat 1m 2f 70y Good 0 9st 3lbs
26/02/22 King Abdulaziz 10/14 Ryan Moore Flat 1m 2f 97y Firm 0 9st 0lbs
18/09/21 Newbury Legacy Cup Stakes 1/5 William Buick Flat 1m 3f Good 0 9st 6lbs
28/08/21 Windsor Winter Hill Stakes 1/4 Richard Kingscote Flat 1m 2f Gd/Frm 0 9st 5lbs
12/08/21 Salisbury Sovereign Stakes 4/10 Richard Kingscote Flat 1m Good 9st 3lbs
17/07/21 Newbury 3/8 Richard Kingscote Flat 1m 2f Gd/Frm 9st 9lbs
15/06/21 Ascot Wolferton Stakes 3/13 Ryan Moore Flat 1m 1f 212y Gd/Frm 9st 6lbs
10/05/21 Windsor 1/6 Ryan Moore Flat 1m 31y Good 9st 5lbs
28/04/21 Ascot 5/9 Ryan Moore Flat 1m Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs
05/11/20 Chelmsford City 3/10 Tom Marquand Flat 1m 2f Slow 9st 10lbs
17/10/20 Ascot 2/18 Hollie Doyle Flat 1m Soft 9st 6lbs
26/09/20 Chelmsford City 1/6 Hollie Doyle Flat 1m 2f Slow 9st 5lbs
05/09/20 Kempton Park 3/10 Jamie Spencer Flat 1m Std/Slow 9st 6lbs
18/07/20 York 11/22 William Buick Flat 1m 2f 56y Good 9st 3lbs
13/06/20 Sandown Park 1/8 William Buick Flat 1m Good 9st 6lbs
31/08/19 Sandown Park 3/9 David Egan Flat 1m 1f 209y Gd/Frm 8st 7lbs
25/08/19 Yarmouth 2/5 Ryan Moore Flat 1m 3y Gd/Frm 9st 8lbs
31/07/19 Sandown Park 2/8 James Doyle Flat 1m Good 9st 2lbs
12/07/19 Newmarket (July) 11/14 P. J. McDonald Flat 1m 2f Firm 8st 6lbs
18/05/19 Newbury 9/15 Ryan Moore Flat 1m 2f Good 9st 3lbs
16/04/19 Newmarket (Rowley) 1/5 Ryan Moore Flat 1m 2f Good 8st 11lbs
Mr Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman silk
No. 1 Draw 6

Failed to win in 2021 but he did post a really smart effort when second to Trueshan in Goodwood Cup. Respectable seventh of 20 in Ebor at York on final start but up against it over shorter trip on reappearance.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
21/08/21 York Ebor 7/20 Dane O'Neill Flat 1m 5f 188y Gd/Frm 9st 11lbs
27/07/21 Goodwood Goodwood Cup 2/8 Jim Crowley Flat 2m Soft 9st 9lbs
10/07/21 York Silver Cup 5/10 Pat Cosgrave Flat 1m 5f 188y Good 9st 0lbs
27/03/21 Meydan 3/11 Pat Cosgrave Flat 1m 7f 200y Good 9st 1lbs
25/02/21 Meydan 5/8 Jim Crowley Flat 1m 5f 213y Good 9st 0lbs
11/02/21 Meydan 2/16 Antonio Fresu Flat 1m 3f 216y Good 9st 5lbs
21/01/21 Meydan 3/14 Antonio Fresu Flat 1m 3f 216y Good 8st 10lbs
24/10/20 Newbury 5/8 Jim Crowley Flat 1m 4f Heavy 9st 4lbs
12/09/20 Doncaster 1/5 Jim Crowley Flat 1m 3f 197y Gd/Frm 9st 5lbs
15/08/20 Deauville 5/7 Mickael Barzalona Flat 1m 1f 207y Heavy 0 9st 0lbs
25/07/20 Newmarket (July) 2/6 Joe Fanning Flat 1m 2f Gd/Frm 9st 7lbs
26/06/20 Doncaster 3/7 Ben Curtis Flat 1m 2f 43y Gd/Frm 9st 7lbs
12/06/20 Newbury 6/10 Sean Levey Flat 1m 4f Good 0 9st 4lbs
26/07/19 Newmarket (July) 1/5 Sean Levey Flat 1m 4f Gd/Frm 9st 8lbs
11/07/19 Newbury 1/11 Sean Levey Flat 1m 2f Gd/Frm 9st 2lbs
21/06/19 Newmarket (July) 2/7 Sean Levey Flat 1m 2f Good 9st 2lbs
Mrs Patricia Hunt silk
No. 4 Draw 4

Has taken his form up a notch this year, winning a Naas listed and a pair of Group events at the Curragh (all 1¼m). Stays this far but he will need a big career best to extend his winning sequence to 4.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
02/05/22 Curragh Mooresbridge Stakes 1/7 C. D. Hayes Flat 1m 2f Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs
10/04/22 Curragh Alleged Stakes 1/9 Oisin James Orr Flat 1m 2f Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs
27/03/22 Naas 1/7 Oisin James Orr Flat 1m 2f Gd/Sft 9st 10lbs
31/10/21 Naas 3/16 C. D. Hayes Flat 1m 3f 180y Heavy B 9st 11lbs
16/10/21 Leopardstown 6/14 C. D. Hayes Flat 1m 2f Gd/Sft 0 9st 12lbs
11/09/21 Leopardstown 3/23 C. D. Hayes Flat 1m 4f 180y Good 0 10st 0lbs
13/08/21 Curragh Royal Whip Stakes 9/12 C. D. Hayes Flat 1m 2f Good 0 9st 8lbs
29/06/21 Roscommon 1/8 C. D. Hayes Flat 1m 3f 195y Gd/Sft 0 9st 13lbs
16/06/21 Ascot Royal Hunt Cup 6/30 C. T. Keane Flat 1m Firm 0 8st 11lbs
23/05/21 Curragh 4/16 C. D. Hayes Flat 1m Heavy 0 9st 12lbs
21/03/21 Curragh Irish Lincolnshire 1/24 C. D. Hayes Flat 1m Soft 0 8st 13lbs
17/10/20 Leopardstown 2/12 C. D. Hayes Flat 1m 4f Soft 8st 11lbs
01/10/20 Fairyhouse 2/12 C. D. Hayes Flat 1m 2f Soft 9st 10lbs
23/08/20 Naas 1/16 C. D. Hayes Flat 1m 2f Soft 9st 1lbs
28/07/20 Galway 3/8 C. D. Hayes Flat 1m 123y Gd/Sft 9st 7lbs
12/07/20 Cork 3/7 G. M. Ryan Flat 1m Good 9st 8lbs
12/06/20 Curragh 9/17 C. D. Hayes Flat 7f Good 9st 7lbs
20/10/19 Naas 2/13 C. D. Hayes Flat 7f Heavy 8st 13lbs
07/09/19 Navan 1/18 C. T. Keane Flat 5f 164y Gd/Frm 8st 11lbs
23/08/19 Curragh 11/18 C. T. Keane Flat 7f Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs
Godolphin silk
No. 3 Draw 5

Had an excellent 3-y-o season, winning 3 Group 1s (including Irish Derby and St Leger) and gave another really good account of himself when ¾-length third in Arc at Longchamp on final start. Escapes a penalty for his Group 1 successes. Hard to beat if close to his best on reappearance.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
03/10/21 Longchamp 3/14 James Doyle Flat 1m 3f 205y Soft 8st 12lbs
11/09/21 Doncaster St Leger Stakes 1/10 William Buick Flat 1m 6f 115y Gd/Sft 9st 1lbs
14/07/21 Longchamp 1/11 William Buick Flat 1m 3f 205y Gd/Sft 9st 2lbs
26/06/21 Curragh Irish Derby 1/11 William Buick Flat 1m 4f Good 9st 2lbs
05/06/21 Epsom Downs Derby 3/11 William Buick Flat 1m 4f 6y Gd/Sft 9st 0lbs
13/05/21 York Dante 1/10 William Buick Flat 1m 2f 56y Good 9st 0lbs
16/04/21 Newbury 1/7 William Buick Flat 1m 2f Good 9st 4lbs
21/10/20 Newmarket (Rowley) 1/5 Adam Kirby Flat 1m Heavy 9st 5lbs
Shadwell Estate Company Ltd silk
No. 6 Draw 2

Took his record to an impressive 6-7 when taking the Group 3 Gordon Richards at Sandown on his reappearance. Comprehensively outpointed by Bay Bridge in the Brigadier Gerard there since but no surprise were he to resume his progression now stepping up in trip with cheekpieces added.

Date Course/Class Pos Jockey Type Dist. Gng. HDGR WGT
26/05/22 Sandown Park Brigadier Gerard Stakes 2/5 Jim Crowley Flat 1m 1f 209y Gd/Sft 9st 5lbs
22/04/22 Sandown Park Gordon Richards Stakes 1/3 Jim Crowley Flat 1m 1f 209y Good 9st 3lbs
09/10/21 Newmarket (Rowley) 1/10 Jim Crowley Flat 1m 1f Gd/Sft 8st 13lbs
15/09/21 Sandown Park 1/7 Jim Crowley Flat 1m Heavy 9st 2lbs
15/06/21 Ascot St James's Palace 12/13 Jim Crowley Flat 7f 213y Gd/Frm 9st 0lbs
20/05/21 Sandown Park 1/7 Jim Crowley Flat 1m Heavy 9st 0lbs
05/04/21 Kempton Park 1/5 Robert Havlin Flat 1m Std/Slow 9st 2lbs
16/03/21 Newcastle 1/13 Robert Havlin Flat 7f 14y Slow 8st 13lbs