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Harry Three

Harry Three did well to finish third in the three-year-olds’ six-furlong handicap at Newmarket on Wednesday. Taken back towards the rear of the field by John Fahy early on in order to get him settled, it wasn’t ideal that he raced towards the far side  from his low draw, given that the race developed towards the near side. Third last of the 12 runners at the three-furlong pole, he picked up well towards the far side on the run to the two. He got the better of Robjon on the far side and he came away from his rivals over there, just failing losing out for the runner-up spot by the bob of a head to Loves Me Likearock, who duelled with Anadora on the near side through the final furlong of the race. The first four were clear, and three of the four raced from high draws towards the near side. Harry Three did best by far of the low-drawn horses.

Winner of his first two races, novice stakes races on the all-weather at Kempton in October and November, this was Clive Cox’s horse’s first run on turf, and it was probably his best performance yet. He can be keen, so the fast early pace suited him, and he stays the six-furlong trip well. A half-brother to Diligent Harry, a winner over five and six furlongs and only just beaten by Happy Romance in the Group 3 Hackwood Stakes at Newbury last July, he should be able to progress from this now and go beyond his handicap rating of 87.
Newmarket, 13th April 2022