LEADING jockey Gary Palmer was resting in a Macau hospital last night with a gashed head and concussion after a fall in Taipa. His mount, which smashed a shoulder, was put down. The Queensland-born rider was aboard the excellent Lux Richer, odds-on favourite for the fourth event, when he appeared to clip the heels of a runner in front and came crashing to the turf. Apprentice Hoi Kwok-cheung on 50-1 outsider Ever Supreme came off his mount as he swerved round Palmer and was taken to hospital with mild concussion. Palmer was treated on course and then taken to hospital with Hoi where they were X-rayed and detained. They were both reported comfortable with no bones broken. Australian import Lux Richer was considered a good young horse but had to be put down. Thompson said: ''There was nothing anyone could do - the horse broke a shoulder. It always seems to be the good ones.'' The Class Four 1,400-metre event, which went to Tony Ives on 15-1 chance Luen Yat Rambo, was the first leg of a 67-1 double for the English ace whose Taipa season has finally taken off. Luen Yat Rambo made all to land some astute bets and Ives wrapped up the double for the same connections when gambled-on Joseph Boy (9-2) handily accounted for topweight and favourite Deluxina (2-1) by a length with equally well-supported Shanghai Breeze(2-1) a further half length back in third place.