Appropriately Named Lockdown Could Make Debut In June


Hugo Palmer is set to unleash his newly named recruit Lockdown in June and the youngster could become one of the most aptly name winners of the year if he does go on and become a star.

Coronavirus, as the nation will know, has taken over civilisation as we know it stopping all racing but in the grand scheme of things taking lives all over the world.

Off the back of Boris Johnson on Monday announcing England would be put into a three week lockdown came the name for the two-year-old son of Charm Spirit out of the mare Bounty Box at Hugo Palmer's yard in Newmarket. 

The juvenile runner cost David Redvers 45,000gns at Book 2 of the Tattersalls October Sales last year and is now owned by one of the biggest ownership groups in the sport Qatar Racing.

The owners have had some superb horses during there term in the sport with the most recognisable being the late Roaring Lion and Lockdown could be added to that roster.

(Credit Racing Post) Hugo Palmer said: Lockdown is very appropriately named for the times, and if we ever get out of lockdown itself hopefully he could be one of our first two-year-old runners.

"He's a strong type and has been doing everything right at home and he strikes me as a runner likely to be seen in June. He hadn't done a lot before he came in but is cantering away nicely."