Sir Michael Stoute has supplemented Solid Stone for the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday.
The six-year-old— who runs in the Saeed Suhail colours of Stoute’s Derby hero Desert Crown— was last seen winning the Ormonde Stakes at Chester. He would certainly be a record-extending 12th winner for Stoute in the mile-and-a-half feature.
Charlie Appleby’s St Leger winner Hurricane Lane heads the opposition, with Doncaster runner-up Mojo Star and Fancy Man keeping the choice for the Richard Hannon group.
Hurricane Lane has actually not been seen considering that ending up 3rd in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and has lately been away for a gallop.
Appleby informed Godolphin: “I’m delighted with the method he has actually physically done from three to four and also this has actually very much been our target, we’re very much working back from the Arc.
” Compared to a few of the older horses he had a prolonged break as we understood we weren’t going to do anything early in the period with him.
” He took in a racecourse gallop at Newmarket recently, William (Buick) rested on him as well as he was extremely delighted. He required it in the sense that every little thing is extremely relaxed at Moulton Paddocks and also he remained in a relaxed mode, so William just had to provide him with the signal to advise him to activate his auto racing brain as well as you might see the penny dropped at the right time.”
Chester Cup champion Cleveland is one of 2 among the 14 for Aidan O’Brien, along with Broome. William Haggas is also doubly-represented with Hamish as well as Dubai Honour, as is Roger Varian with Eshaada and Third Realm.
John and Thady Gosden have Brigadier Gerard second Mostahdaf, while Noel Meade has left in the dynamic Layfayette.
A classy collection of 28 has actually stood their ground for the Platinum Jubilee Stakes, including Australian ace Nature Strip, which is proclaimed for the King’s Depend on Tuesday.
Trouble McGuinness’ Abbaye champion A Situation Of You gets on the course, as is the Hannon-trained Delighted Love, who came out on top when the pair fulfilled in the Al Quoz on World Cup evening.
Also featuring is the Wesley Ward-trained filly Campanelle, who will certainly be bidding for her third win at the conference, after the Queen Mary in 2020 and the Republic Cup 12 months back.