Hugo Palmer has more riches in sight with Golden Trick

Golden Trick is set for an exciting autumn and could go seeking further riches at Newmarket later this month following his impressive win at Naas.

Hugo Palmer’s youngster – who opened his account at Chester in July – rose to the occasion in the valuable Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes, showing a great attitude when asked by jockey Ben Coen, keeping on gamely when his rivals began to close inside the final half-furlong.

Having walked away from the Kildare track with the first-prize of €148,500, connections have their sights on another valuable prize, with the Galileo Gold colt being aimed at the July course’s £100,000 Tattersalls Somerville Auction Stakes on August 26.

“I think cut in the ground is quite key to him and I don’t think he will want very quick ground, so coming into the autumn it could be an exciting time for him,” said Palmer.

“He’s got an entry in the £100,000 sales race at Newmarket and first things first you wouldn’t even know he had a run, let alone put in a shift like he did and crossed the Irish Sea a few days running – he’s come out of it in fantastic nick.

“We’ll definitely aim for the race at Newmarket. I would be nervous if the ground got very quick, but I hope it will still be raining and it won’t dry up till the children go back to school! We have had a rotten summer, but it’s to the advantage of horses like him.”

Golden Trick also holds an entry for Redcar’s Listed William Hill Two Year Old Trophy, with Palmer highlighting the Sirenia Stakes as the perfect stopping point in between as the Manor House Stables handler formulates plans for what he handler hopes could be a profitable back-end campaign.

He added: “We really can plot were we go with him, he’s also in the Redcar two-year-old trophy and the obvious spot in between for him is the Sirenia at Kempton.

“We will take it one race at a time and we will definitely chase the money. He has entries and you have to pay a lot to enter these races, for all he’s more than paying his way.

“I think he will train on into next year as well and I’m not sure where we are with him really. The form of his novice has worked out quite well and he won that sales race in good style, but it is hard to know where to rate him.

“I wouldn’t say he has done anything yet that should be winning stakes races, but at the same time he hasn’t done much wrong and I think he will keep on improving.”

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