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Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes: Highland Princess a well-liked dash winner for native coach John Quinn | Racing Information


Star mare Highfield Princess bagged a second Group One with a blistering sprinting show to take the Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes at York for Jason Hart and John Quinn.

The five-year-old received on the highest degree for the primary time earlier this month within the Prix Maurice De Gheest at Deauville over the six-and-a-furlong distance.

However any pre-race considerations that she would not have the ability to preserve tempo with the five-furlong speedsters had been shortly put to mattress, as she travelled strongly for Hart behind two-year-old filly The Platinum Queen and Hollie Doyle who made the early operating.

And as Doyle’s mount simply started to wander throughout the monitor, Hart requested his trip for optimum effort and she or he picked up in tremendous style, quickening straight away from all of her rivals for a surprising two-and-a-half size success, giving Yorkshire handler John Quinn a well-known native victory.

The Platinum Queen and Doyle held on to take a great second for the Middleham Park staff, with Emaraaty Ana recording a season greatest to complete third for Kevin Stott and Kevin Ryan.

Khaadem was in fourth for Ryan Moore, with favorite Royal Aclaim a disappointing sixth for the James Tate staff, who continues to be searching for a primary Group One victory.

Talking after the race, a delighted coach Quinn mentioned: “She did not run at two and it took her fairly some time to be taught her commerce. She received three races as a three-year-old after which final 12 months she received at Royal Ascot and she or he was positioned in a number of Group races.

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Highfield Princess and Jason Hart energy clear to win the Nunthorpe Stakes

“This 12 months she received the All-Climate Remaining at Newcastle after which we mentioned we might run within the Duke of York and she or he romped up.

“She ran very effectively at Royal Ascot after which she received effectively in France 12 days in the past. She’s come again and received very well right here.

“We put her within the Foret and the Abbaye, so all being effectively two extra runs – Foret or Abbaye, and the Breeders’ Cup. I am delighted to have her.”

The successful rider could not cover his emotion after the race, admitting that victory on the Knavesmire was much more particular than her first Group One prize in France earlier this month.

He mentioned: “She gave me my first Group One winner a few weeks in the past and it in all probability means extra right now to do it on residence soil. She deserved it.

“I used to be actually assured, the two-year-old was giving us a pleasant tow and I assumed I would have the ability to choose her up at any time when I needed actually.

“I assumed if I might simply maintain her collectively for the center a part of the race she’d end her race off. She’s undoubtedly getting faster.”



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