Harbour Watch may miss 2012 Guineas

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Updated: October 24, 2011

High class two year old Harbour Watch may not make next year’s 2000 Guineas, for which he is a general 8-1 shot .

The Richard Hannon trained son of Acclamation was unbeaten in his three starts this term, the last of which was a hugely impressive win in the Richmond Stakes at Glorious Goodwood. He was due to line up in the Dewhurst but was scratched before the race with a leg problem.

That leg problem ruled him out for the rest of his two year old campaign and accoding to David Redvers, racing advisor to part-owner Sheikh Fahad the colt may not make it to Newmarket for the first classic of next season.

“I have a huge amount of faith in regards to the horse,” Redvers said, “and I could not have any horse in front of him. It is just very unfortunate that he sustained a hind-leg injury in his last piece of work before the Dewhurst.

“We have just got to hope that he makes a full recovery but it is going to be tight to get him to the Guineas. We have just got to hope that he comes back bang on-song and if he does he is the horse they will all be fearing next year, I am absolutely sure.

“At this stage, in the manner he has recorded his victories so far, I would not be worried about taking on anyone. If he comes back to his best he is a big hope.”

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