HUGO PALMER hit the goal posts in last weekend’s Spring Mile when Humbert failed by only a neck at the opening fixture of the turf Flat season at Doncaster and his strike force are primed for action at Finals Day at Lingfield on Good Friday.
The admirable Gifted Master looks to improve his record in the Betway All-Weather Sprint Championships Conditions race and he could be joined by Never Back Down, who is entered in the 32 Red 3-Year-Old All-Weather Championships Conditions race, and Star Archer, who still hold the entry in the Betway Easter Classic.
Palmer has proved himself one of the country’s leading young trainers since first taking out a licence and 2016 provided him with a first domestic Classic when Galileo Gold won the Qipco 2000 Guineas – a result which was supplemented with the victory of Hawksmoor in the German 1000 Guineas.
Palmer was able to secure another German Guineas last year with Unforgetable Filly and he has several under his care that could well reach Classic potential this time around.
With 77 winners on the domestic front in 2017 and £1,066,185 in prize money it was a numerical personal best once more and something the highly ambitious trainer at Kremlin Cottage Stables in Newmarket will be looking to better once again.
Hugo kindly spoke to Tony Elves of ATR about his hopes for Good Friday and the months to come.