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3:05 Ascot 18 Jun 2011

Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2)

(Class 1) (4yo+) (1m3f211yds) 1m4f Soft
1st £61,964.45 2nd £23,489.07 3rd £11,755.45 4th £5,861.36 5th £2,936.14 6th £1,473.53

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Pos. (Draw)
Horse / SP
Trainer / Jockey
Jockey
Trainer
Age WGT OR TS RPR MR
1 (9)  
4 90 120 95 124
b c Giant's Causeway (USA) - Valentine Band (USA) (Dixieland Band)
Midfield, went down centre of track from over 6f out to final bend, headway over 2f out, soon went 2nd, powered into lead over 1f out, ran on well throughout final furlong, pushed out when in command towards finish (op 4-7 tchd 4-5 in places)
2 (2) 3
4 90 112 90 118
b g Hernando (FR) - Frog (Akarad)
Led, went down centre of track from over 6f out to final bend, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong but always held (op 14-1 tchd 16-1 in places)
3 (7) [5½]
6 90 b 115 85 114
b g Tendulkar (USA) - Ronni Pancake (Mujadil)
Held up, went down centre of track from over 6f out to final bend, progress and stayed on over 1f out, went 3rd final 110yds, no impression on front 2 (op 12-1)
4 (6) nk [5¾]
5 90 115 85 114
b g Cape Cross (IRE) - Maskunah (IRE) (Sadler's Wells)
Tracked leaders, went down centre of track from over 6f out to final bend, effort to chase leader briefly over 2f out but unable to mount serious challenge, kept on same pace inside final furlong (tchd 20-1 in a place)
5 (4) [8]
6 90 116 81 110
b h Kingmambo (USA) - Ring Of Music (Sadler's Wells)
Held up in midfield, went down centre of track from over 6f out to final bend, headway over 4f out, ridden and chased leaders over 2f out, hung right entering final 2f, one pace and no impression from over 1f out (op 16-1)
6 (8) 10 [18]
5 90 116 64 94
ch h Lando (GER) - Persian Belle (Machiavellian)
Raced keenly, held up, went down centre of track from over 6f out to final bend, effort over 2f out and edged left, failed to pick-up and carried head awkwardly, soon well beaten
7 (10) [19¼]
6 90 111 62 92
ch g Silvano (GER) - Lady Brompton (SAF) (Al Mufti)
Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 6f out and raced down centre of track until final bend, lost 2nd over 2f out, under pressure when carried right entering final 2f, soon weakened and well beaten (tchd 40-1 in a place)
8 (3) 41 [60¼]
6 90 p 115 26
b h Pivotal - Hyabella (Shirley Heights)
Chased leader until elected to race against inside rail over 6f out when most went down centre of track, ridden and weakened over 4f out, eased when well beaten over 2f out, tailed off (jockey said horse ran flat) (op 10-1)
9 (1) 45 [105¼]
4 90 113
b c Medaglia d'Oro (USA) - C'est L'Amour (USA) (Thunder Gulch)
Held up, elected to race against inside rail when most went down centre of track over 6f out, under pressure and well behind final 5f, eased over 2f out, tailed off (op 12-1)
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