Tote Win: £1.90 Tote Place: £1.10,2.10,5.30
Straight Forecast: £6.99 Exacta: £7.10 Swingers: 1&2:2.30 2&3:12.30 1&3:6.10
Jackpot: £18,025.31 carried forward to Goodwood, 30th Jul
Placepot: £120.70, Pool: £282661.34, 1708.71 winning tickets
Quadpot: £54.60, Pool: £13440.25, 182.0 winning tickets
A taking performance from a rapidly improving colt. HARBOUR WATCH may not have been quite as visually impressive as at Newmarket but he didn't get a smooth passage through this race yet overcame any obstacle to win eased down. He went a little right out of the stalls, but was soon nicely tucked away in midfield by Richard Hughes. He came off the bridle with two furlongs to run, but made up ground on leader Bannock relatively easily. It was at this stage that Bogart carried him out into the centre of the track but it didn't stop his momentum too much and once he drew alongside Bannock there was only ever going to be one winner. Predictably he shortened for the 2000 Guineas after this victory, however it may be worth bearing in mind that Hannon's three most recent winners of the race failed to make a huge impact at Newmarket, although Dick Turpin did his best. Having said that this fellow looks a different gravy, and he also has scope for further improvement as he steps up in trip unlike last-year's winner Libranno. Runner-up Bannock ran well, considering he didn't have a great draw. He got across to the rails tidily and went about his job from the front, but had no answer when challenged. He patently just bumped into a better horse today, and he helps give this form plenty of substance. Third was Caspar Netscher who made his challenge on the nearside rail and ran with credit, just lacking the turn of foot showed by the two ahead of him. He is a credit to connections and should be very competitive when his sights are lowered slightly. Fourth was Silver Heels who got a bit of a bump at the start and only ran on once the race was over, whilst Saigon seemed to find this company too hot. An eye-catcher in seventh was Bogart. He is a big horse and just seemed to get unbalanced when the race started to hot up, carrying the favourite wide. He wasn't given a hard time once his chance had gone but is one to keep on the right side of.