Dartmouth delivers a royal win on final day

 By Mark Scully 3:48PM 18 JUN 2016 

Report: Royal Ascot, Saturday

Hardwicke Stakes (Group 2) 1m4f, 4yo+

DARTMOUTH handed the Queen her first Royal Ascot victory since Estimate’s famous Gold Cup win of 2013.

The final horse to carry the royal colours at this year’s meeting, Dartmouth stayed strongly to the line and had to dig deep to deny Highland Reel in a thrilling battle.

Almodovar put in a bold bid from the front under George Baker and deservedly held on for third.

More to follow . . .

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