Hugo Palmer says no decision made on switch to Michael Owen's stables

It could be good news for Michael Owen regarding the search for a trainer to operate out of his Manor House Stables. Yet Newmarket based Hugo Palmer insists no decisions have been made.

Newmarket based trainer Hugo Palmer says talks over of him taking the reins at former Liverpool and England footballer Michael Owen's Manor House Stables are ongoing but "no decisions have yet been made".

Classic winning trainer Palmer is currently based at Kremlin Cottage Stables in Newmarket, from where prepped Galileo Gold to win the 2016 2000 Guineas and St James's Palace Stakes.

Manor House Stables is owned by Owen, with Tom Dascombe training out of the Cheshire yard until a surprise parting of ways was announced in December, ending a 12-year relationship.

Responding to a report that he would be next in at Manor House, Palmer tweeted: "This is not the case. Discussions continue and are at an advanced stage but no decisions have yet been made."

Palmer sent out 54 winners in Britain last term and struck Group 1 gold in Ireland with Ebro River, who landed the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh.

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