Local trainer Tony Mullins has returned from France after winning the French St. Ledger Group one classic.
Apprentice Joey Sheridan rode Princess Zoe who came from running a handicap in June to winning the classic in less then four months.
Speaking with KCLR , Mullins says the drastic improvement made over the last few months months by the horse gave trainer him lots of confidence going into the race.
“I never dreamed of it three months ago, but as she started to improve rapidly we really felt it was in her remit to win a race like this, so we were actually quite confident”.
The race itself became a tense affair towards to end for former Irish Champion Jockey Mullins. “300 metres down, I thought she was going to win easy, then 100 metres down, I thought she wasnt going to get there. So when she put her nose in front it was massively exciting.”