Horse Racing
Palace House Stakes - Form Comments

29/04/2022 16:42

G3 – 1000m – Turf


Hurricane Ivor

Delivered some terrific sprint performances last season, probably his best being when leading late to win a Newbury G3. Wants a strong pace to aim at. Good or soft ground ideal.



Won here at Newmarket on his first start of last season before suffering a poor trip when sixth in this race. Some other good sprinting efforts followed. Deserves respect.


Atalis Bay

Has moved to this trainer – who specialises with sprinters – and has also won off an absence before. Often very fast from the gates, as he was when leading throughout at Sandown last year.


Came From The Dark

Delivering a typical fast finish, he only just failed to win this last year. And did win two of his four starts in 2021, surging past rivals to win a G3 at Sandown last July – a career best on that most recent run.



Has won at Newmarket but that was over 1400m on heavy ground. Dropped to pure sprinting trips since joining this stable, winning two all-weather handicaps earlier this year.



Very talented but quirky. Has run really well in some G1 sprints in the past and – despite racing too keenly – he won a Listed race at Doncaster last year.



Six of his last seven starts – including two wins – have come on all-weather surfaces. But he did come from behind to win two fast-ground sprint handicaps at Haydock last year.


Saint Lawrence

Drops to 1000m for the first time and may be vulnerable to some more hardened speedsters. However he did finish a good second in a 1200m G3 at Ascot in 2021.


Tis Marvellous

Now eight but last season he was probably faster than ever, winning three competitive sprints on a variety of ground conditions. An Ascot specialist, only one of his 39 starts coming at Newmarket.


Twilight Calls

Visually very impressive when accelerating from off the pace to win a course and distance handicap on his 2022 return this month. Good ground there, but best on a fast surface.



Twice a sprint handicap winner last season, at Windsor and Goodwood. But it is 231 days since his last start plus purely on ratings looks to have a challenging task.



Has developed into a smart and consistent sprinter. His victory – in first-time cheekpieces – at Musselburgh this month hinted at another good season ahead.