Royal runner for Royal Ascot

Dartmouth is among the Hardwicke Stakes entries

Last year's winner Dartmouth is one of 19 horses left in Saturday's Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The son of Dubawi, who is owned by the Queen, took the scalp of Highland Reel 12 months ago and has been in winning form already this term, lifting the Yorkshire Cup on the Knavesmire last month.

His trainer Sir Michael Stoute is also represented by Across The Stars, who took the King Edward VII Stakes at the Royal meeting last year.

Another 2016 Ascot winner in the picture is Prince of Wales's scorer My Dream Boat, trained by Clive Cox.

Godolphin have a strong hand comprising 2016 Coral-Eclipse hero Hawkbill, Coronation Cup runner-up Frontiersman and Prize Money.

The Irish contingent is headed by Aidan O'Brien's duo of Idaho and US Army Ranger with Jim Bolger relying on Stellar Mass.

John Gosden has three possibles in Muntahaa, Western Hymn and Wings Of Desire while Roger Varian has Barsanti and Mount Logan and the progressive Dal Harraild represents William Haggas.

Completing the list are Arthenus, Chemical Charge, Second Step and Star Storm.

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