Highfield Princess To Resume Training Next Month

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Multiple Group 1-winning sprinter Highfield Princess (Fr) (Night Of Thunder {Ire}) will resume training on Feb. 1, trainer John Quinn announced on Tuesday.

“Highfield Princess is going to stay in training this year and I'm delighted,” Quinn said. “She retained her enthusiasm all year and keeps doing it. She won another Group 1, was placed in three Group 1s and won a Group 2, so it's not as if she had one outstanding run and four or five runs below par.

“She had one disappointing run in the Curragh when she slipped, apart from that she was second in the Duke of York, placed twice at Royal Ascot, fantastic at Glorious Goodwood, second in the Nunthorpe and put up a tremendous performance in the Abbaye.

“She ran creditably in Hong Kong from a wide draw and the owners have decided they'd like to race her again this year, which is great.”

The 7-year-old and four-time Group 1 winner took the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye in her penultimate start last October in the colours of Trainers House Enterprises, Ltd., and ran a better-than-it-looked sixth in the G1 Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin in December.

Quinn said, “She's having a break now and will be back in (training) on Feb. 1. I think she'll kick off in the Duke of York again. It might be cold and snowy this morning, but it will soon come round, and then we'll aim for Royal Ascot.”

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