Hardwicke Stakes: Get a Mighty 12/1 at Ascot on the Favourite Highland Reel

The excitement of Royal Ascot goes right through to the start of the weekend and one of the highlights from Saturday’s card is a top class Group 2 – the Hardwicke Stakes. Coronation Cup winner Highland Reel leads the ante post betting at a general price of around 9/2 but Paddy Power have done it again this week with a new customer offer that could boost that figure right up to 12/1.


Highland Reel is some way ahead of the pack for this event so here’s how you can claim this offer if it sounds interesting to you.

As we mentioned, this is for new customers to Paddy Power so you can only proceed if you don’t have an account here and haven’t held one in the past. If you’ve passed that test, head across to the site via the link and sign up with just a few basic details. This is a very fast process and when it’s complete you will be taken to the cashier where you must deposit at least £10.00 via a debit or credit card.

When using these methods, funds should clear immediately and when they are available, stake between £5.00 and £10.00 on Highland Reel to win the Hardwicke Stakes at Ascot on Saturday June 24.

If you are successful then you can look forward to your returns and these will be paid in two ways. Profits at Paddy Power’s standard book price will come back into your account as cash and you can carry on betting with that straight away. The balance, up to that quoted price boost of 12/1 will then come back to you as free bet tokens and you will have up to 30 days in which to use these before they expire.

Your Chances

Highland Reel benefits from something of a Dream Team these days: Trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Ryan Moore, the five year old has five wins and three second placed finishes in a career that has spanned 11 outings from 2014.

However, he has just got better in recent times with his latest victory coming in the Coronation Cup at Epsom. There are a couple of 3/1 shots behind the favourite and you can pick up Dartmouth and Frontiersman at that price with Paddy Power so this could be a tight one but, if you were already looking at Highland Reel for this race, a great price boost up to 12/1 is definitely worth a look if you qualify as a new Paddy Power customer.