Hardwicke Stakes
Group 2, Ascot 15:00
Winner: £74,000,
4yo plus,
1m 3f 211y, Class 1  
Saturday 20th June 2020

1 Fanny Logan 17/2
2 Alounak 40/1
3 Defoe 6/1
9 ran NR: Desert Encounter, Spanish Mission
Distances: 2½l, 1¾l, ½l Time: 2m 34.49s (slow by 5.99s)

Frankie Dettori was in the winner’s enclosure for the 70th time at Royal Ascot after four-year-old filly Fanny Logan landed the spoils over a mile and a half.

Dettori delivered the daughter of Sea The Stars with a perfectly timed challenge entering the final furlong and the 17/2 chance went on to score by a comfortable two and a half lengths from Alounak.

Frankie Dettori said: “I love Fanny Logan. On paper, I thought maybe we were just racing for a place, but John gave me a lot of confidence and said she had come out of Haydock really well. She had improved mentally and physically.

“I was further back than I wanted to be, but they started racing pretty early and by the time I got to the furlong marker, they were all dead and she showed a good turn of foot – it was good.

“Look, she has improved from three to four, she is bigger and stronger, she was very fit, and she liked the ground. It was a proper performance and she has definitely improved from last year.

“I actually forgot I was one short of 70 winners, so that’s another milestone – it is good.

“It’s brilliant to have 70 – that’s a lot. I want number 71 now.”

Trainers Quotes

Trainer John Gosden, saddling his fifth winner of the week, said: “It wasn’t a fluke. She went up to Haydock, and I asked Rab Havlin to drop her out as she can be keen. She ran a lovely race to be second and had a very good blow, so we know the benefit of having that race in. She has been very bright and well in herself since.

“Wearing a hood settled Fanny Logan for her first run, but I find it can dull them a little bit and you aren’t going to go winning a Hardwick if you’re dulled. To that extent it worked well for her. She had to have it last year and learned to settle – you might remember PJ McDonald winning on her at York, and she took him on for two, three furlongs – but she has grown up and learnt a lot, and she certainly raced properly today.

“Frankie had the plan of making the running today, but I told him I didn’t think that was a good idea, and consequently that position was occupied by Communique, who went a good clip. He has ridden her coolly and sat out the back and swept down the outside, and she was clearly the best on the day.

“Frankie didn’t use that turn of foot in time in California in the Breeders’ Cup [finished fourth], so he’s learnt! Fanny Logan had won three or four on the trot in the autumn and was a filly in great form. We should have stayed closer to the pace and moved a bit earlier. She ran a blinder – that is a fast mile and a quarter at Santa Anita. She ran very well – what I loved about her was her last furlong that day. This year it is Keeneland and we’d probably be very keen to take her, but it’s a sand track, which is great when it is dry but when it rains, it gets very loose.

“Frankie’s belying his years and it is a pleasure to be around him. His knowledge and his feel when riding work in the morning – he is one of the few who is extremely accurate when talking about horses in the mornings – what they need and what they don’t need – and he is a great race-reader and a fabulous jockey. We are lucky to have him about.

Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2)
Winner: £74,000, 4yo plus, 1m 3f 211y, Class 1
9 ran
Going: Soft, Good to Soft (in places)

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (8)      Fanny Logan 4 8-12 John Gosden Frankie Dettori 17/2
2 (1)
Alounak 5 9-1 Andrew Balding Oisin Murphy 40/1
3 (5)
Defoe 6 9-1 Roger Varian Andrea Atzeni 6/1
4 (9)
½ Hamish 4 9-1 William Haggas James Doyle 6/1
5 (6)
hd Anthony Van Dyck 4 9-1 A P O'Brien Ryan Moore 9/4F
6 (7)
shd Elarqam 5 9-1 Mark Johnston Jim Crowley 11/4
7 (11)
½ Morando 7 9-1 Andrew Balding Silvestre De Sousa 7/1
8 (10) 5 Communique 5 9-1 Mark Johnston Joe Fanning 40/1
9 (3)
11 Eagles By Day 4 9-1 Michael Bell Daniel Tudhope 80/1
NR 5 (2) Desert Encounter 8 9-1 David Simcock NON RUNNER
NR 10 (4) Spanish Mission 4 9-1 David Simcock NON RUNNER

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HARDWICKE STAKES WINNERS

YR/DATE GR WINNER TRAINER JOCKEY OWNER AGE/WGT SP

2019 2 DEFOE
2018 2 CRYSTAL OCEAN
2017 2 IDAHO Aidan O’Brien IRE Seamie Heffernan Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Sue Magnier 4-9-01 9/2
2016 2 DARTMOUTH Sir Michael Stoute Olivier Peslier H M The Queen 4-9-01 10/1
2015 2 SNOW SKY Sir Michael Stoute Pat Smullen Khalid Abdullah 4-9-01 12/1
2014 2 TELESCOPE Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore Highclere Thoroughbred Racing 4-9-01 7/4F
2013 2 THOMAS CHIPPENDALE Lady Cecil Johnny Murtagh Sir Robert Ogden 4-9-00 8/1
2012 2 SEA MOON Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore Khalid Abdullah 4-9-00 3/1F
2011 2 AWAIT THE DAWN Aidan O’Brien IRE Ryan Moore Michael Tabor & Sue Magnier 4-9-00 4/6F
2010 2 HARBINGER Sir Michael Stoute Ryan Moore Highclere Thoroughbred Racing 4-9-00 8/11F
2009 2 BRONZE CANNON John Gosden Jimmy Fortune Anthony Oppenheimer 4-9-03 8/1
2008 MACARTHUR Aidan O’Brien IRE Johnny Murtagh Derrick Smith, Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor 4-9-00 11/8F
2007 2 MARAAHEL Sir Michael Stoute Richard Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 6-9-00 100/30
06/24/06 2 MARAAHEL Sir Michael Stoute Richard Hills Hamdan Al Maktoum 5-9-00 9/2
*05/18/06 2 BANDARI Mark Johnston Willie Supple Hamdan Al Maktoum 6-8-09 10/1
04/19/06 2 DOYEN Saeed bin Suroor Frankie Dettori Godolphin 4-8-09 6/5F
03/21/06 2 INDIAN CREEK David Elsworth Richard Quinn Seymour Cohn 5-8-09 14/1
02/22/06 2 ZINDABAD Mark Johnston Kevin Darley Abdulla Buhaleeba 6-8-12 4/1
01/22/06 2 SANDMASON Henry Cecil Willie Ryan Plantation Stud 4-8-09 12/1
00/23/06 2 FRUITS OF LOVE Mark Johnston Olivier Peslier Mick Doyle 4-8-12 9/2
99/18/06 2 FRUITS OF LOVE Mark Johnston Olivier Peslier Mick Doyle 4-8-12 12/1
98/19/06 2 POSIDONAS Paul Cole Pat Eddery Athos Christodoulou 6-8-09 15/2
97/20/06 2 PREDAPPIO Saeed bin Suroor Gary Stevens Godolphin 4-8-12 6/1
96/21/06 2 OSCAR SCHINDLER Kevin Prendergast IRE Michael Kinane Oliver Lehane 4-8-09 7/4F
95/23/06 2 BEAUCHAMP HERO John Dunlop John Reid Erik Penser 5-8-09 11/2
94/17/06 2 BOBZAO Terry Mills John Reid Terry Mills 5-8-09 11/1
93/18/06 2 JEUNE Geoff Wragg Ray Cochrane Exors of late Sir Robin McAlpine 4-8-09 7/2
92/19/06 2 ROCK HOPPER Michael Stoute Pat Eddery Maktoum Al Maktoum 5-8-12 8/15F
91/21/06 2 ROCK HOPPER Michael Stoute Pat Eddery Maktoum Al Maktoum 4-8-12 5/6F
90/22/06 2 ASSATIS Guy Harwood Ray Cochrane S Harada 5-9-00 50/1
89/23/06 2 ASSATIS Guy Harwood Pat Eddery Khalid Abdullah 4-8-09 4/11F
88/17/06 2 ALMAARAD John Dunlop Willie Carson Hamdan Al Maktoum 5-8-12 6/1
87/19/06 2 ORBAN Henry Cecil Steve Cauthen Prince A A Faisal 4-8-09 11/4
86/20/06 2 DIHISTAN Michael Stoute Pat Eddery H H Aga Khan 4-8-09 11/2
85/21/06 2 JUPITER ISLAND Clive Brittain Lester Piggott The Marquess of Tavistock 6-8-09 85/40
84/22/06 2 KHAIRPOUR Fulke Johnson Houghton Steve Cauthen G J Chittick 5-8-12 13/2
83/17/06 2 STANERRA Frank Dunne IRE Brian Rouse Frank Dunne 5-8-09 4/1
82/18/06 2 CRITIQUE Henry Cecil Lester Piggott Garo Vanlan 4-8-09 7/2
81/19/06 2 PELERIN Harry Wragg Brian Taylor Sir Phillip Oppenheimer 4-8-12 7/1
80/20/062 SCORPIO Francois Boutin FR Philippe Paquet Gerry Oldham 4-9-00 2/1F
79/22/06 2 OBRAZTSOVY Ryan Price Brian Taylor Robert Sangster 4-8-09 9/4F
78/23/06 2 MONTCONTOUR Maurice Zilber FR Yves Saint-Martin Mrs H H Hausmann 4-8-12 25/1
77/17/06 2 MENEVAL Vincent O’Brien IRE Lester Piggott Mrs George F Getty II 4-9-00 2/1F
*run at York

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