I’M A Princess Lands Stakes Win At Sandown

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I'm A Princess has surprised trainer with her victory at stakes level at at only her second run back from a long break.

A winner at Sandown 12 months ago, I'm A Princess returned to the track to claim Saturday's Group Three .

The mare was off the scene for 10 months after scoring at in December with what McEvoy described as growing pains.

Ridden by , I'm A Princess ($31) scored by a long head from Zumbelina ($4.40) with ($26) 2-1/4 lengths away third.

“She's a good mare but that's a little bit of a surprise,” McEvoy said.

“Second-up, straight to 1500 metres and straight to this level, I thought it was a .

“I thought she'd get to this level over a further trip but she was very brave today as she had a tough trip.

“She was wide throughout and I think there's quite a bit of upside in this girl.”

With a stakes win secured for a future as a broodmare, McEvoy said he would plan a campaign aimed at better races next year.

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