Two-Year-Olds Taking Flight
The last week has produced three exciting prospects that were purchases of Avenue Bloodstock. All two-year-olds and trained by Hugo Palmer, the three colts capped off a fantastic week for Hugo.
IRISH LEGEND, a private purchase, showed a lot of ability on his debut wining by a neck over Godolphin’s Royal Touch in a 1m 1/2f Maiden at Notthingham. The handsome son of Sea The Stars is a close relation to top-class filly COVERT LOVE. His trainer is keeping his options open and said the horse might make one more start this year, either running back with a penalty or he may look at the Silver Tankard at Pontefract. This lovely colt is owned by Boniface Ho Ka Kui.
“He’s a lovely horse and I hope he’s got a bright future. He’s very much next year’s horse,” said Palmer.
Another two-year-old getting off the mark the first time of asking is the flashy son of Starspangeledbanner, THE ROSSTAFARIAN. In an impressive display, he cruised to a four-and-a-half-length victory over a competitive field in a one mile Novice at Salisbury. He is likely to step up into Stakes company in the near future. A purchase from the 2019 Arqana Deauville August Yearling Sale for €57,000 and is owned by Middleham Park Racing.
LONDON PALLADIUM provided a second victory this season. On testing ground, this colt showed a tenacious attitude putting the race to bed from two furlongs out to land this 0-95 Nursery Handicap by a cosy two lengths. A son of Showcasing, this athletic colt was purchased at the 2019 Tatts Ireland Yearling Sale for €65,000 and is owned by Livock, Lacy, Seabrook and Tarbuck.
Congratulations to all connections, they are three exciting colts to look forward to for the future.
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