ZABEEL PRINCE takes G1 Prix d'Ispahan for sire LOPE DE VEGA
What a weekend for LOPE DE VEGA! Following yesterday's Guineas success by PHOENIX OF SPAIN in Ireland, the next G1 victory for our Irish-based stallion followed suit today - this time in France. Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum-owned ZABEEL PRINCE rolled to his first success at the highest stakes leve in today's €250,000 G1 Prix d'Ispahan (1850 m) at Paris-Longchamp in impressive style. The LOPE DE VEGA-son, who is prepared by Roger Varian in the U.K., had Andrea Atzeni aboard when he secured a win by nearly a length with a gutsy trip down the long Paris' home stretch.