Highfield Princess Will Skip Breeders' Cup In Favor of Hong Kong Sprint

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Trainers House Enterprises Ltd.'s G1 Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Longines winner Highfield Princess (Fr) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) will make her next start in the G1 Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin on Dec. 10, trainer John Quinn revealed. The 6-year-old mare had originally planned to start next in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita on Nov. 4, but will skip a trip to California in favor of a journey to the Far East.

“All being well, we're going to go to Hong Kong with her,” Quinn said. “It gives the mare a bit longer, which is probably the main thing. It's six furlongs in Hong Kong and the ground can be rattling hard in America–at Santa Anita it can be like the road. We just thought all in all we'd plump for Hong Kong.

“She's come out of the Abbaye well, she's in great nick so we're happy. We just want to keep her in good form and have her in good nick and we'll give it a twirl.”

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