Highfield Princess Returning in Duke of York

Star sprinter Highfield Princess (Fr) (Night of Thunder {Ire}) will return in the G2 Duke of York S. on May 13, following a similar path this year as her 2022 campaign, trainer John Quinn said. The 6-year-old Trainers House Enterprises homebred won last year’s Duke of York before taking the G1 Prix Maurice de Gheest, the G1 Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe S. and the G1 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Flying Five S. She has not run since finishing fourth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Keeneland Nov. 5.

“I’m very happy with her,” Quinn said. “She’s been back in for a while, she’s in good nick and we’ll start her off at York in the Duke of York. She came back in towards the end of January, so she’s been in a while and York will soon come round. We’ll see how we go, but after York you’d be looking at Royal Ascot and on from there.

“With a bit of luck we’ll roll the dice with her as it’s her last year.”

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