Hugo Palmer has four runners on Sunday inlcuding Unforgetable Filly in the German Guineas, and here you can read the Betfair Ambassador's exclusive thoughts on them all...
"He's showing natural talent at home, and I'm hopeful he'll translate that to the racecourse..."
Hugo Palmer on Alba Power
15:15 Salisbury - Lagertha
We would love to win a maiden with Lagertha as she is from the same family as Guineas and Derby winner Camelot, and it would boost her paddocks value, so she'll be doing her very best here, and the drop in trip should help having travelled well for a long way at Newmarket. Realistically, however, she faces a stiff test against some useful fillies, and she will have much better prospects of winning in low-grade handicaps after this run.
15:30 Doncaster - Fibonacci
Fibonacci is a big horse who will keep improving as he strengthens up, but he certainly deserves to win a maiden having run some good races already. That said, William Haggas has a very promising sort in Humble Hero here (holds a Queen's Vase entry), and it will undoubtedly take another career best for Fibonacci to break his duck.
16:15 Salisbury - Alba Power
A Fast Company colt from the family of Prix de Diane winner Shemaka, Alba Power cost £110,000 as a yearling, and is very much a two-year-old in looks. He's showing natural talent at home, and I'm hopeful he'll translate that to the racecourse, but I'm aware it's very much his first day at school, and it will be a learning experience for him and us.
16:15 Dusseldorf (German 1,000 Guineas) - Unforgetable Filly
We won this race a year ago with Hawksmoor, and I'm hopeful Unforgetable Filly can follow suit. She wasn't quite as good as Hawksmoor as a juvenile, but is still improving, and won a seven furlong listed race at Musselburgh two weeks ago.
She looked like she would stay a mile going into the Guineas, but seemed to find it stretching her in a well-run race at Newmarket; in saying that, Düsseldorf is quite a sharp track, which will give her a better chance of staying, and this appears a weaker race.
Delectation, who won the Firth of Clyde last year for Bryan Smart, and took the main trial for this, the Schwarzgold-Rennen, in April, looks the best of the home team despite finishing down the field in the French Guineas since. Cristal Fizz (William Haggas) was ahead of Delectation in France, while Hargeisa, third in the Schwarzgold, also comes into the reckoning.