Horse Racing

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Princess Zella needs to be calm – trainer Phillip Elliott

Observer writer

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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Chestnut filly Princess Zella, who has shown a distinct liking for the short distance races, may well see an increase in journey the next time she steps on the race track for a competitive event, according to trainer Phillip Elliott.

Princess Zella ( Nuclear WaynePrincess Lorna) earned her second career win when she romped home by a length and a quarter in the Restricted Allowance call for the Stationery & Office Supplies Trophy over five furlongs (1,000m) on the round course on Saturday last (August 25, 2018).

Ridden by Wesley Henry, it was little wonder that Princess Zella left the starting gates in a hurry and after taking a dozen or so strides; she quickly assumed the overall lead and thereafter was never headed.

Princess Zella won ahead of Formal Gladiator (Oneil Scott) and Reigning King (Doushane Gordon) in a time of 1:00.3.

“I cannot express the pleasure I received from watching the filly gallop to victory. This horse is a little problem horse and I have to calm her down as much as possible.

“I noticed that now she is really performing for me as she seems to be enjoying the type of programme I have her on and I notice that she is running better, so I just keep on keeping her calm and that type of thing. Now, for sure, I expect better things from her later on.

“Performing in the distance races, I will have to wait and see, I just have to wait. She just captured a sprint race and that was a good performance.

“For her next race, I might just stretch her out to seven furlongs and see how she performs and from there we can see what she is capable of. She is a nice horse and I think she could develop into something special, I just have to keep her calm,” Elliot said.

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