Palmer’s three-year-old missed the Classics this year and instead ran at Sandown in a Listed contest over a mile where he finished a close second
TRAINER Hugo Palmer is considering stepping Escobar back up in class at Royal Ascot for a tilt at the Jersey Stakes.
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After missing the Classics, Palmer dropped him down in grade where he had to settle for second in the Listed Heron Stakes at Sandown on his seasonal reappearance.
Palmer is now leaning towards the Group 3 prize on June 21 his next target.
Palmer said: “We are going to think about the Jersey with him as he has got that seven-furlong speed.
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“It looked like he came there to win his race at Sandown and I know the winner had the run of the race, but it was possible that he just outstayed us over that stiff mile.
“Seven furlongs at Ascot should suit him and the owners are from Jersey, so it would be lovely to win the Jersey for them.”