A poor turnout for a Listed contest but that shouldn't bother HAWKESBURY, who followed up a promising debut second to the hitherto unbeaten Limato by landing a small Doncaster maiden in facile fashion. Belardo should provide formidable opposition after a solid effort last time when upped to Group company, coming home fourth in the July Stakes behind Ivawood. Diaz is respected despite possibly having his limitations exposed last time but Carry On Deryck is hard to assess on the back of a surprise success here on debut just under a fortnight ago.
Belardo (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon edged left, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Ivawood (9-0) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul.
Carry On Deryck 25-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, last trio, switching left and looking for room when not clear run well over 1f out, soon dropped to last, switched right to rail inside final 150 yards, strong run to lead close home, won at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs beating Accra Beach (9-5) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Diaz (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Went right start, led, clear 4f out until 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final fuirlong, 4th of 6, 4l behind Kodi Bear (9-3) at Ascot 7f 2yo lst stk (1) gd in Jul.
Hawkesbury 4-5fav (9-0) Held up in rear and in touch, took keen hold, headway to lead over 1f out, soon quickened clear, eased heavily towards finish, won at Doncaster 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jun beating Russian Punch (8-13) by 7l, 4 ran.