Tony Mullins

Cadran Defence Likely For Princess Zoe

Group 1 winner Princess Zoe (Ger) (Jukebox Jury {Ire}) will skip the Sept. 10 G2 Doncaster Cup S. on Friday and instead point towards the G1 Prix du Cadran on Oct. 2. A winner of the Cadran in 2020, the grey mare will not get her required soft ground at Doncaster. Fourth in the Oct. 25 G1 Prix Royal-Oak after her Cadran heroics, Princess Zoe ran ninth in a listed race at Cork on Apr. 3 and improved to fourth at that level at Gowran Park on May 5. A...

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'Zoe' Camp Considering Vintage Crop

Trainer Tony Mullins is pointing Group 1 winner Princess Zoe (Ger) (Jukebox Jury {Ire}) to the Apr. 25 G3 Vintage Crop S. at Navan. The grey, who won last season's G1 Prix du Cadran and was fourth in the G1 Prix Royal-Oak in later October, ran an uncharacteristic ninth in the Listed Noblesse S. on Apr. 3. Mullins said, "We had a suspicion that she was in season, but we brought her to the vet this morning and she wasn't. She's coming into season now, so whether that unsettled her,...

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Princess Zoe Kicks Off Ambitious Campaign

Princess Zoe (Ger) (Jukebox Jury {Ire}) captured the imagination of many with her meteoric rise from 64-rated German handicapper to Irish listed winner and French Group 1 scorer last season, and the Tony Mullins charge gets her 6-year-old campaign underway in Saturday's Listed Noblesse S. going 12 furlongs at Cork. Princess Zoe was second on her first start for Mullins at Navan last June before winning five straight. She earned her first black-type victory under Joey Sheridan in Galway's mile and a half Listed Oyster S. before stepping up to...

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Princess Zoe Headed to Alleged

Group 1 winner Princess Zoe (Ger) (Jukebox Jury {Ire}) is targeting the G3 Alleged S. at The Curragh in April for her seasonal return according to trainer Tony Mullins. A winner of the G1 Prix du Cadran, the charismatic grey mare was last seen in action finishing fourth in the G1 Prix Royal-Oak at ParisLongchamp in October. "We're looking at the Alleged S.," the Gowran trainer tweeted. "It's only a mile and a quarter. I don't know if it's a winnable distance for her at that level, but we're going...

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Princess Zoe Not Traveling to Saudi Arabia

Group 1 winner Princess Zoe (Ger) (Jukebox Jury {Ire}) will not go to Saudi Arabia for the Saudi Cup card, her trainer Tony Mullins revealed on Sunday. The charismatic grey enjoyed a progressive campaign in 2020, taking the Listed Oyster S. at Galway in September, before adding the G1 Qatar Prix du Cadran on Oct. 3, her fifth-straight win. Her final race of the season was a fourth in the G1 Prix Royal-Oak. "We've decided against it. I'd love to go, but we thought the ground wouldn't be suitable for...

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Princess Zoe Targets Ascot Gold Cup

Group 1 winner Princess Zoe (Ger) (Jukebox Jury {Ire}) is done for the year and will look toward the G1 Ascot Gold Cup in June as her long term goal. Her first outing could be for the Saudi Cup meeting in late February. A winner of the Listed Oyster S. at Galway on Sept. 8, the grey mare landed the G1 Qatar Prix du Cadran at ParisLongchamp on Arc weekend. She was looking for her sixth straight win in the G1 Prix Royal Oak, but finished fourth on Sunday. "She...

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Zoe Sits Royal Oak Test

ParisLongchamp stages the G1 Prix Royal-Oak on Sunday, with the fillies and mares very much at centre stage. Fresh from a career-best success in the 2 1/2-mile G1 Prix du Cadran here on Oct. 3, Princess Zoe (Ger) (Jukebox Jury {Ire}) is partnered by Seamie Heffernan with regular rider Joey Sheridan suspended due to a whip ban handed out by these stewards on Arc Saturday. On the same day, The Aga Khan's Valia (Fr) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) took the G2 Prix Chaudenay in the manner of a filly going...

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Heffernan To Ride Princess Zoe

Seamie Heffernan will ride Princess Zoe (Ger) (Jukebox Jury {Ire}) in Sunday's G1 Prix Royal-Oak, with regular rider Joey Sheridan serving a 12-day ban for his use of the whip on the 5-year-old mare during her half-length win in the G1 Prix du Cadran on Oct. 3. The Cadran was the pinnacle of a meteoric rise for the Tony Mullins-trained grey; Princess Zoe was purchased from Germany earlier this year off a mark of 64 and has since won five straight races and is now rated 109. "She's as fit...

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Cadran Glory For Princess Zoe

There was heartbreak for Eddy Hardouin and unadulterated joy for Joey Sheridan at the end of a dramatic renewal of ParisLongchamp's G1 Qatar Prix du Cadran on Saturday as Princess Zoe (Ger) (Jukebox Jury {Ire}) reeled in the trail-blazing Alkuin (Ire) (Maxios {GB}) in the dying strides. Sent off the 3-1 second favourite having made it four straight wins in Galway's 12-furlong Listed Oyster S. on similar ground Sept. 8, the grey sat towards the rear of mid-division early as Hardouin had his rivals strung out going it alone on...

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