The Group Two Hardwicke Stakes is always a special event every season and we are sticking with he mud lover Wonderful Tonight for David Menuisier.
The four year old daughter of Le Havre has been a revelation over the last few season for the yard, getting onto soft/heavy ground and revelling in it.
Having landed a Group Three at Deauville in August on heavy ground, he then went into the Group One Prix Vermeille at Paris Longchamp and the good ground went against him.
Stepped up to 1m6f in October he landed the Group One Prix de Royallieu at the Arc meeting on heavy ground and then later that month back that up with a career best performance over 12f in the British Champions Fillies & Mares at Ascot, when landing another Group One on heavy ground.
The rain has lashed down in Berkshire and he looks to have his ideal conditions if being fully wound up on his first start since October.