SATURDAY 3.40 HARDWICKE STAKES
1. Ghaiyyath 2. Southern France 3. Defoe The well-regarded Ghaiyyath can bounce back from defeat in the Prix Ganay to strike for Charlie Appleby and Godolphin. A three-time winner at Group level, Ghaiyyath was far from disgraced when finishing third behind threetime top-level scorer Waldgeist and last year’s French Derby winner Study Of Man at Longchamp, and the step up to 1m4f is strongly in his favour. Southern France, a fine second to Stradivarius in the Yorkshire Cup, is the main danger for Ballydoyle.