Newmarket

  • 16:25 Harbour Watch Timeform 'European Champion Two-Year-Old' Handicap6f

  • Winner £12,938 2nd £3,850 3rd £1,924 4th £962
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 11.00s
  • Off time: 16:25:59
16:25 Newmarket Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Secretinthepark 9/2
2nd Brazen 9/1
3rd Purcell (IRE) 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (10) 8425-41 Royal Blue, Maroon sash and star on cap Shahdaroba (IRE) 17
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-7 B R Millman T P Queally 94 6/17.00
2 (1) 041-23 Black, emerald green chevrons on sleeves Fils Anges (IRE) 24
Beaten Favourite
3 9-2 M L W Bell Hayley Turner 89 6/17.00
3 (6) 111216- White, dark blue star, hooped sleeves and star on cap Jamesbo's Girl 218
Distance Winner
3 9-2 R A Fahey T Hamilton 89 16/117.00
4 (4) 512- Dark Green, Beige stars on sleeves Agerzam 198
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-0 R Varian W Buick 87 12/113.00
5 (3) 11- Purple and Red (halved), Purple sleeves, Red and Purple quartered cap Secretinthepark 185
3 8-11 E S McMahon R Hughes 84 9/25.50
6 (12) 835-21 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Purcell (IRE) 22
Distance Winner
3 8-11 A M Balding David Probert 84 10/111.00
7 (9) 515-8 Orange, dark blue stripe, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Bapak Sayang (USA) 16
Distance Winner
3 8-11 K A Ryan Amy Ryan 84 33/134.00
8 (2) 83-1 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Robot Boy (IRE) 21
3 8-11 T D Barron J P Spencer 84 7/18.00
9 (11) 2631- Dark Green, Yellow epaulets, sleeves and cap Vallarta (IRE) 225
Distance Winner
3 8-10 M R Channon Martin Harley 83 6/17.00
10 (7) 513- RED, BLACK stars, RED sleeves Brazen 224
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-9 D M Simcock D E Egan (3) 82 9/110.00
11 (8) 43121- Black, yellow spots, hooped sleeves, yellow cap Dance With Dragons (IRE) 127
Distance Winner
3 8-8 W Stone C Catlin 81 40/141.00
12 (13) 927-210 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Limit Up 17
Distance Winner
3 8-7 M Johnston J Fanning 80 33/134.00
13 (5) 2331-75 Red, yellow epaulets, armlets and cap Secret Missile 8
3 8-6 W R Muir M Dwyer 79 14/115.00

Verdict

A very tricky event but FILS ANGES may be good enough over a track and trip that should suit. Michael Bell's colt, an easy winner at Nottingham on his final juvenile start, got a poor run on his return at Yarmouth and found the post coming too soon over the minimum trip back at Nottingham last month. Secretinthepark has won narrowly on both starts but has the potential to do much better and could be very well handicapped. Robot Boy came with a strong burst to score over 5f at Doncaster and will be well suited by the extra furlong while Vallarta improved with each run last season and begins the new campaign with a lowly weight. Shahdaroba won a really tough looking handicap here last month and that will stand him in good stead for this.