Tattersalls Yearling Graduate Harbour Watch Heads Guineas Market

Bloodstock agent Peter Doyle
Bloodstock agent Peter Doyle

The Richard Hannon trained HARBOUR WATCH, bought by Peter Doyle Bloodstock at the 2010 Tattersalls December Yearling Sale, raced to the top of the betting for next year’s 2,000 Guineas following his emphatic victory in the Group 2 Richmond Stakes at Goodwood.

Consigned to the December Yearling Sale by Rathbarry Stud, the son of ACCLAMATION was knocked down to the Doyle team for 58,000 guineas and is now unbeaten from three starts after he overcame difficulties in running to score in the Richmond. 

Following his success bookmakers promoted HARBOUR WATCH to the head of betting for the first Classic of 2012 alongside Ballydoyle’s Tattersalls October 1 graduate POWER with prices as short as 8-1.

Following his win trainer Richard Hannon commented; 

"Hughesie said he would have won by four or five lengths if he hadn't been carried wide.

"He's a very good horse and we've got a lot of options now - the Mill Reef, the Middle Park and the Dewhurst.

"I don't see the point in stepping him up to a mile this year, we may as well stay at a trip he's good at, but I've no doubt at all that he will stay a mile next year.

"He might be by Acclamation (a sprinter) but I'm sure he'll stay."

HARBOUR WATCH, who is out of the WOODMAN mare GORBAND, was bred by Tom and Geraldine Molan’s Riversfield Stud and the Co Limerick nursery is set to offer his CAPE CROSS brother at Book 1 of the forthcoming Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.