mare Princesa will be aimed toward South Australias premier sprinting race after a
triumphant return to the racetrack at Caulfield today.
Now in the stables of Greg Eurell, the daughter of Danehill is enjoying her new
surroundings which was the main reason behind the move from the Lindsay Park stables,
where she started her career.
"We got her as her owners through she would be better
suited in a more country type atmosphere and being away from the city surroundings,"
Eurell said moments after her soft first up win.
Eurell has picked out the Group One Goodwood Handicap at
Morphettville on Adelaide Cup Day as the mares major mission this month.
"Thats a bit of a way down the track but
wed like to think she would be suited in a race like that and prove
competitive," he added. "But there are a few more stones to step just yet."
The Goodwood Handicap looks a great option for Princesa. If
she managed to win a Group One race her value as a broodmare would skyrocket from
its already impressive stature. The strong built daughter of Danehill is from the
Group One winning mare Kapchat. Her half brother by Octagonal was set to make his debut at
Gawler last Sunday for Tony McEvoy but was withdrawn after drawing a poor barrier on the
In todays race Princesa, who interestingly was Tony
McEvoys first winner after the tragic death of Peter Hayes, jumped on the lead early
and was always travelling like a winner.
At the post the sensationally bred mare had a break of a
length and a quarter over the second placegetter Yaremiss, while Best Offer was a further
one and a half length away in third place.