Ascot 15:05 Winner Betting Odds

Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2)

  • Starters:6
  • Class: 1
  • Age: 4yo plus
  • Prize:£127598
  • Distance:1m 3f 211y
  • Going:Good to Firm (Watered)
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Each-way terms2
1/4
2
1/4
2
1/4
2
1/4
2
1/4
2
1/4
2
1/4
2
1/4
2
1/4
2
1/4
2
1/4
2
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2
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2
1/4
2
1/4
2
1/4
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3Crystal Ocean silk
R L Moore3312-11

4/7

4/7

8/15

8/15

4/7

8/15

8/15

8/15

7/12

8/15

4/7

8/15

4/7

4/7

8/15

8/15

8/15

4/7

8/13

4/7

4/7

4/7

4/7

8/15

8/15

4/7

4/7

4/7

4Idaho silk
D OBrien845-814

5

5

9/2

9/2

9/2

11/2

9/2

9/2

5

5

5

9/2

5

5

9/2

5

9/2

9/2

5

9/2

5

5

9/2

5

26/5

26/5

27/5

27/5

1Barsanti silk
Andrea Atzeni12/322-1

13/2

6

13/2

13/2

13/2

6

11/2

11/2

11/2

6

6

6

6

6

6

13/2

6

6

13/2

6

6

13/2

6

6

32/5

33/5

34/5

33/5

2Cliffs Of Moher silk
J A Heffernan78-5124

12

12

12

12

11

12

9

11

12

12

12

12

12

11

11

12

11

12

12

12

12

11

12

10

57/5

56/5

12

59/5

6Red Verdon silk
James Doyle21-1422

40

33

40

40

40

40

33

40

40

40

40

40

40

40

40

40

40

40

40

40

40

40

40

28

45

42

43

42

5Rare Rhythm silk
8/11-134

SP

12

12

12

SP

SP

SP

SP

SP

10

SP

SP

Ascot 15:05 Racecard & Betting Preview

Card (Stall)
Silks
Form
Name
Notables
Age
Weight
Trainer/Jockey
1 (1)
Silk
Barsanti (IRE) 42
b g Champs Elysees-Silver Star (Zafonic)
6
9 - 1
115
R Varian
Andrea Atzeni
13/2
Winner of five races from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on good to firm and good ground and on the all-weather. Won on his latest outing when 10-11fav over this course and distance (good to firm) last month, beating Mirage Dancer by a neck.
2 (6)
Silk
Cliffs Of Moher (IRE) 3
b c Galileo-Wave (Dansili)
4
9 - 1 t
115
A P OBrien
J A Heffernan
12/1
He has won three times from 7f to 1m 2f on ground varying from good to yielding. Finished 11l behind Poet's Word when fourth of 7 at 10-1 on his latest outing here over 1m 2f (good to firm) earlier this month.
3 (4)
Silk
Crystal Ocean (GB) 35
b c Sea The Stars-Crystal Star (Mark Of Esteem)
4
9 - 1
122
Sir Michael Stoute
R L Moore
8/13
He has won four times from 1m 2f to 1m 4f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Won on his latest outing when 2-5fav in the Group 3 Al Rayyan Stakes at Newbury over 1m 4f (good to firm) last month, beating Second Step by 6l. Has also won at Sandown this season.
4 (2)
Silk
Idaho (IRE) 22
b h Galileo-Hveger (Danehill)
5
9 - 1
118
A P OBrien
D OBrien
11/2
He has won four times from 1m to 1m 5f on good to firm and good ground. Finished 9l behind Cracksman when fourth of 6 at 8-1 on his latest outing in the Group 1 Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom over 1m 4f (soft) earlier this month.
5 (5)
Silk
Rare Rhythm (GB) 20
b g Dubawi-Demisemiquaver (Singspiel)
6
9 - 1
115
C Appleby
Non Runner
Winner of five races from 1m to 1m 6f on ground varying from good to firm to soft. Finished 4l behind Waldgeist when fourth of 7 on his latest outing in the Group 2 Gd Px Chantilly Group 2 Stakes at Chantilly over 1m 4f (good).
6 (3)
Silk
Red Verdon (USA) 30
ch h Lemon Drop Kid-Porto Marmay (Choisir)
5
9 - 1 b
109
E A L Dunlop
James Doyle
40/1
Winner of five races from 1m 1f to 1m 4f on good and good to soft ground and on the all-weather. Beaten 6l by Magic Circle when second of 8 at 20-1 on his latest outing in the Group 3 Matchbook VIP Henry II Stakes at Sandown over 2m (good) last month.

Forecast Prices: Crystal Ocean 1/2, Idaho 5/1, Barsanti 11/2, Cliffs Of Moher 10/1, Red Verdon 33/1, Rare Rhythm /

Last Year's Race: Idaho, 4, 9 1, J A Heffernan, 9/2, A P O'Brien, 12 ran

Sporting Life Preview

Barsanti just failed to catch Idaho in last year’s renewal and made a winning return in Listed company here last month. The latter won the Ormonde at Chester in May before struggling in the Coronation Cup at Epsom while stablemate Cliffs Of Moher makes a quick reappearance having failed to figure over 1m2f in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes here on Tuesday. But Ryan Moore abandons the Ballydoyle duo to keep faith with CRYSTAL OCEAN, runner-up in last year’s St Leger and still improving judged on a facile Group 3 success at Newbury last month. Sir Michael Stoute has won this prize five times in the last eight years and his colt looks the one to beat. Rare Rhythm won the Duke Of Edinburgh Handicap at last year’s meeting and beat Barsanti over 1m6f later in the year. But he may prove best over longer trips now, however, while Red Verdon has a bit to find on these terms.

Oddschecker Verdict

St Leger second CRYSTAL OCEAN has returned as good as ever this season, landing two Group Three contests, first at Sandown over an inadequate trip and then impressively at Newbury when comfortably clear of his rivals. The Sea The Stars colt is backed to land his first Group Two prize and atone for his defeat in the King Edward VII Stakes at the meeting last term. Idaho got the better of Barsanti in this by half a length 12 months ago, but Roger Varian's gelding made a successful comeback and could prove to be the main danger to the selection. Cliffs Of Moher steps up in trip after his fourth in Wednesday's Prince Of Wales's Stakes.

Prediction: 1st Crystal Ocean, 2nd Barsanti, 3rd Idaho

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