Music mogul has Wonderful Tonight tuned for Arc after Royal Ascot win

By: Greg Wood at Royal Ascot Sunday 20 June 2021
  • Chrysalis Records founder sees easy Hardwicke Stakes victory
  • ‘A Royal Ascot winner – I have died and gone to heaven’

Wonderful Tonight went to post for the Hardwicke Stakes here on Saturday as a proven talent in races against her own sex and returned as a legitimate contender to take on all-comers in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in October, thanks to a five-second burst of speed inside the final quarter-mile which startled even William Buick, her jockey. “She really took me by surprise when she quickened up,” Buick said afterwards. “She’s a very, very classy filly.”

Related: Royal Ascot: Dream of Dreams wins Diamond Jubilee Stakes as Oisin Murphy takes top jockey – as it happened

Worcester 1.30 King Golan 2.00 Danse Idol 2.35 Getaway Lucky 3.05 Balladame 3.35 Lost History (nb) 4.05 Fix Sun 4.35 Gerboise Borget 5.05 White Turf 

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