Home of the Brave (IRE)
BreederEarl Ecurie Du Grand Chene
DamBlissful Beat (GB)
Home of the Brave returns to Southern California after finishing off the board in last year’s Turf Sprint at Santa Anita. Since that performance, he has not been worse than third in four subsequent starts.
Home of the Brave has shown a preference for firm turf, a condition he likely will encounter at Del Mar and trainer Hugo Palmer believes he also will prosper on the course configuration.
"The plan has always been to work back from the Breeders’ Cup Mile,” trainer Hugo Palmer told Sporting Life in August. “I think the fast ground and the two turns will be right up his street there. That will be absolutely perfect for him and if he is ever going to get a mile, that is where he will get it."
Palmer also believes Home of the Brave benefits from plenty of time off between races. In following that strategy, the Irish-born horse has not raced since finishing third in the Park Stakes at Doncaster in England Sept. 16.
Palmer is regarded as a rising star after obtaining his trainer’s license in 2011. His Newmarket, England-based stable has improved its stats each season. Prior to starting his own yard, Palmer worked for some of the world’s leading Thoroughbred operations.
|No Replay Available||November 04, 2017||Breeders' Cup Mile||DEL MAR||1|
|No Replay Available||September 16, 2017||Alan Wood Plumbing & Heating Park S.||DONCASTER||2|
|No Replay Available||August 01, 2017||Qatar Lennox S.||GOODWOOD||2|
|No Replay Available||July 01, 2017||Betway Criterion S.||NEWMARKET||3|
|No Replay Available||April 29, 2017||Totepool E.B.F. Stallions King Richard III S.||LEICESTER|
|No Replay Available||November 05, 2016||Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint||SANTA ANITA PARK||1|
|No Replay Available||August 13, 2016||Betfred Hungerford S.||NEWBURY||2|
|No Replay Available||July 26, 2016||Qatar Lennox S.||GOODWOOD||2|
|No Replay Available||May 28, 2016||Timeform Jury John Of Gaunt S.||HAYDOCK PARK||3|
|No Replay Available||April 23, 2016||Totescoop6 E.B.F. Stallions King Richard III S.||LEICESTER|
|No Replay Available||September 12, 2015||Saint Gobain Weber Park S.||DONCASTER||2|
|No Replay Available||July 19, 2015||Friarstown Stud Minstrel S.||CURRAGH||3|
|No Replay Available||June 19, 2015||Commonwealth Cup||ASCOT||1|
|No Replay Available||May 02, 2015||QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas||NEWMARKET||1|
|No Replay Available||April 15, 2015||CSP European Free H.||NEWMARKET|
|No Replay Available||September 06, 2014||Totescoop6 Millionaire Maker Sirenia S.||KEMPTON PARK||3|
|No Replay Available||July 25, 2014||Adnams Copper House Gin Median Auction Maiden Stakes (Class 5)||NEWMARKET|
|No Replay Available||June 28, 2014||New Horse Racing Odds At Unibet.co.uk Maiden Stakes (Class 5)||ROYAL WINDSOR|