Palmer’s four-year-old ended last season slightly disappointingly but connections were thrilled with his work on the Rowley Mile recently and have high hopes for his reappearance
LAST year’s 2,000 Guineas hero Galileo Gold heads a field of nine declared for the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.
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Hugo Palmer’s four-year-old will be making his seasonal reappearance after finishing last season slightly disappointingly.
However, Palmer was thrilled with the way he worked at Newmarket recently under Frankie Dettori.
He will lock horns once again with Richard Fahey’s Ribchester, one of three runners for Godolphin along with stablemate Toscanini and the Charlie Hills-trained Dutch Connection.
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David Simcock is also double-handed with Lightning Spear and Breton Rock, while Aidan O’Brien saddles Somehow, winner of the Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket last time out.
Martyn Meade’s Aclaim and Mitchum Swagger from David Lanigan’s yard complete the line-up.