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Caravaggio maintained his unbeaten record with a superb display in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.
The six-furlong contest was billed as one of the races of the week, as the Aidan O'Brien-trained Caravaggio, so impressive in the Coventry Stakes at last year's meeting, took on a couple of major Godolphin-owned contenders in Harry Angel and Blue Point.
Just as he had done when bolting up in last month's Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock, Clive Cox's Harry Angel was soon racing enthusiastically at the head of affairs and ensured a strong pace.
Blue Point, trained by Charlie Appleby, had beaten Harry Angel in the Pavilion Stakes over the course and distance in early May and loomed up to challenge inside the final furlong.
Harry Angel managed to see him off on this occasion, but had no answer when the more patiently-ridden 5-6 favourite Caravaggio stormed by late on under Ryan Moore and there was three-quarters of a length between them at the line.
Harry Angel was in turn half a length in front of Blue Point, with the trio pulling nicely clear of American challenger Bound For Nowhere.
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The trainer of one of the horses that competed in today's Hardwicke Stakes said the race was "unsatisfactory" after winner Thomas Chippendale died of a suspected heart attack.
Universal's trainer Mark Johnston said, "It was unsatisfactory. The jockeys didn't know whether to go with the loose horse or not".
Marco Botti, Dandino's trainer, said, "It was a very messy race and he got hampered when the other horse fell and by the loose horse".
The horse that fell, 9-4 favourite Ektihaam, gave jockey Paul Hanagan a nasty fall. Hanagan was taken to hospital to be X-rayed.
Thomas Chippendale's trainer Lady Cecil said she was "heartbroken" at the horse's death following his Hardwicke Stakes win at Royal Ascot.
Lady Cecil, whose husband Sir Henry Cecil was honoured during this year's Queen's Vase, said the colt was "in good form" leading up to the race and enjoying himself".
She continued: "He loved and enjoyed it all - it's heartbreaking. We had never been happier with him beforehand. We're just devastated.
"The horse and jockey seemed fine so I wondered what had happened. It was quick so the horse wouldn't have felt anything.
"We've gone from one emotion to the other, from a real high to a real low".