Mark Nunan

Mark Nunan

A lucrative week in the West for Princess Zoe

Sat 1st Aug 2020, 18:47

Princess Zoe and Joey Sheridan (near side) beat Emperor Of The Sun
© Photo Healy Racing

Princess Zoe showed her class again with a fine win in the featured Galway Shopping Centre Handicap under talented 5lbs claimer Joey Sheridan.

The grey daughter of Jukebox Jury travelled well as she rounded the final turn and hit the front inside the furlong marker.

Emperor Of The Sun tried to rally and kept on well to the line, but the 2/1 favourite was not all out to win by half a length, with five and a half lengths back to third home Lynwood Gold.

Having won the big amateur handicap over 2m on the opening evening of the Festival, this was a second winner’s prize of 45K within a week for owner Paddy Kehoe.

Winning trainer Tony Mullins said: "We’re thinking of the Cesarewitch at Newmarket but we’re also now going to have to consider the Prix du Cadran.

“That’s over two five and it’s a Group One and she has a nice pedigree.

“It’s just a word of warning in case anyone is going backing her ante-post (for the Cesarewitch). The Prix du Cadran has come on the agenda.

“She won’t run in the meantime and of course Paddy (Kehoe, owner) has her backed for the mares' novice hurdle in Cheltenham.”

Additional reporting by Eamonn Murphy

1st
2/1Fav
Tote €2.60 €1.50
2nd
0.5L
12/1
€2.30
3rd
5.5L
14/1
€2.90
4th
0.5L
16/1

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