Newmarket

  • 15:10 Timeform 'European Champion Two-Year-Old' - Harbour Watch Handicap6f

  • Winner £28,012 2nd £8,388 3rd £4,194 4th £2,097
  • Going: Good to Firm (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 10.39s
  • Off time: 15:11:14
15:10 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Hamza (IRE) 5/1
2nd Gabriel's Lad (IRE) 5/1
3rd Poole Harbour (IRE) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (4) 884643 White, Emerald Green Cross of Lorraine, Emerald Green and White chevrons on sleeves, Pink cap Hitchens (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
8 9-10 T D Barron R Hughes 107 11/26.50
2 (6) 99126-4 Emerald green, orange hoop and sleeves Hamza (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-4 b K A Ryan N Callan 101 5/16.00
3 (7) 8906-42 Royal Blue, Silver striped sleeves, Red and Royal Blue hooped cap Shropshire (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 h C Hills Matthew Lawson (5) 99 8/19.00
4 (12) 051-2U8 Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Whaileyy (IRE) 66
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 9-1 b M Botti A Kirby 98 20/121.00
5 (11) 14102-0 White, Red diamond, Red and White halved sleeves, White cap, Red diamond Amadeus Wolfe Tone (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-13 p J A Osborne J P Spencer 96 16/117.00
6 (13) 2/31292- Red, White sash, Royal Blue cap Ladyship 220
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-13 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 96 6/17.00
7 (9) 021880- WHITE, EMERALD GREEN Cross of Lorraine, EMERALD GREEN and WHITE chevrons on sleeves, RED cap Pearl Ice 225
Nag meDistance Winner
5 8-12 T D Barron Graham Gibbons 95 16/117.00
8 (8) 126231- Royal Blue, White stars, White sleeves, Royal Blue spots, Royal Blue and White quartered cap Gabriel's Lad (IRE) 212
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-12 D J Coakley K Fallon 95 5/16.00
9 (2) 15880-0 Royal Blue, White epaulets, checked sleeves Johannes (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
10 8-9 R A Fahey George Chaloner (5) 92 33/134.00
10 (3) 312313- Yellow, Black chevron, Black sleeves, Yellow stars, Black cap, Yellow star Goldream 234
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 8-7 R M H Cowell W Buick 90 14/115.00
11 (10) 508645 Red, white stripe, red sleeves, white spots and spots on cap Swiss Cross 5
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 8-7 t P S McEntee P Hanagan (5) 90 25/126.00
12 (5) 03020-2 Orange, black triple diamond and diamonds on cap Poole Harbour (IRE) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-7 R Hannon S M Levey 90 12/113.00
13 (15) 380516- Orange, mauve stars, orange sleeves, orange cap, mauve star Doctor Parkes 128
Nag meDistance Winner
7 8-5 S C Williams David Probert 88 50/151.00
14 (1) 512271 Red and white (quartered), halved sleeves, white cap Al Khan (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-0 p1 Violet Jordan L Morris 81 50/151.00
15 (14) 011-43 WHITE, EMERALD GREEN epaulets and stars on sleeves, YELLOW cap Living Leader 32
Nag meDistance Winner
4 8-0 N P Littmoden D E Egan (3) 79 28/129.00

Verdict

Hitchens went close dropped into this grade at Doncaster last month, splitting Shropshire and Hamza in the process. He could come out best of that trio at the weights today but is still giving away a lot of weight to his rivals. Poole Harbour was only beaten a nose at Windsor on his reappearance but the lack of a recent outing may count against Gabriel's Lad and Goldream at this level and Amadeus Wolfe Tone finished last at Kempton on his comeback. LADYSHIP has done little wrong to date and it may be significant that Sir Michael Stoute has kept her in training as a four-year-old. She's only won a Leicester maiden so far but found only the useful Hezmah too good over track and trip in September and may be capable of further improvement so gets the nod.