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Good Friday Outing On Cards For Set Piece

Good Friday Outing On Cards For Set Piece

Set Piece’s unbeaten record is set to be put to the test with an outing in the Burradon Stakes at Newcastle on Good Friday.

The Hugo Palmer-trained three-year-old son of Dansili has made an impressive start to his career after being made to wait for his bow because of a foot problem.

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A debut win at Kempton last month was followed by a win at Newcastle, while under a penalty, last Tuesday.

Palmer is now looking ahead for Set Piece and feels a return to the Gosforth Park circuit for the Listed one-mile race on Good Friday, April 19, is a likely next port of call.

He said: “He bruised his foot very badly last year and it was a deep-seated bruise in the bone. He was off games for a very long time. “It was frustrating as he announced himself quite early on in the string as a horse of potential.

“To not have him in the team through the summer was frustrating. He is now two from two, and the form of his first win is working out as both the fifth horse and third horse have won since.

“It was a muddling race at Newcastle and I was nervous about it, as I didn’t want him to jump out in front and make his own running taking in the sights and sounds of Tyneside.

“He travelled really well and what I liked in the last 100 yards was how he put his head down and galloped to the line. Luke Morris felt he would be better off a faster pace.

“He will have a short break, but he could go back to Newcastle on Good Friday for the Burradon Stakes as it is worth a lot of money (£100,000), but we will see how he is working. I’m not ruling out a Craven, but we will see where we are.”

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