Powerful Breeze To Be Seen In 2021

Powerful Breeze

Hugo Palmer's star three year old Powerful Breeze will bypass this season and been back on track next year with the filly having setback after setback.

The three year old has only been seen on a racecourse three times, all of them coming as a juvenile after suffering an injury at the back end of her first season as a racehorse.

She bounced onto the scene at Newmarket winning a decent novices event over seven furlongs and she then went on to back that up at Doncaster over a mile in the Group Two May Hill Stakes.

She rounded off her two year old season suffering her first narrow defeat when getting beat in the Group One bet365 Fillies' Mile in a photo-finish to Quadrilateral.

Set to comeback this season, the filly has a torrid time with trying to get back to full fitness with her handler sharing the frustration with her holding bundles of potential.

She was supposed to return at the start of the term but that was put back to the back end of the season, with the Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket pinned as the target.

However, Palmer has explained that although she will miss this season she will be back as a four year old for a strong campaign, if the filly can stay fit.

(Credit ATR) “Unfortunately we’ve just run out of time with her,” said Palmer.

“It was too big an ask to get her ready in that short space of time and we were just going to have to push too hard, which wouldn’t have been fair on her.

“Dr Ali (owner) is very keen to keep her in training next year, so there was no point rushing when we’ve got time on our side.”

Hugo Palmer was asked whether Powerful Breeze could make it to the track this season and he replied: “There isn’t really a suitable option for her.

“We’ll see, but there’s such a nice programme for her as a four-year-old, races like the Falmouth, Duke of Cambridge, Matron – all those races. There’s plenty of opportunities next year.

“It was just the injury she had and the fact she’d had so long off the track, it just wasn’t going to come together quick enough.

“The rest of the string is in good order, thank goodness. We had a difficult start to the year but they are finishing very well, which is a huge relief.”