Juddmonte’s Enable and Dettori Reunited

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Enable & Frankie Dettori (r) | Emma Berry

By Emma Berry

Frankie Dettori and Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) were reunited in Newmarket on Wednesday morning for the first time since the filly’s triumph in the G1 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe last October.

Dettori rode Prince Khalid Abdullah’s five-time Group 1 winner in a piece of work on the Al Bahathri gallop watched by trainer John Gosden and the owner-breeder’s racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe.

“We’re taking it step by step,” said Grimthorpe. “Frankie rode her today and she moved smoothly, did everything as we had hoped and had a good blow afterwards.”

He added, “We’re by no means there yet, it’s just a case of getting her to the right spot. The Arc is her main objective and as much as it would please me for her to run at York, that’s not the main consideration. It will all depend on what John thinks is right for her but so far it’s all positive.”

The 4-year-old, who has been beaten only once in eight races, had her training interrupted in May by a minor knee injury. Enable was rated the best filly in Europe in 2017 with a mark of 128, just two pounds below her stablemate Cracksman (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who was the top-rated 3-year-old in the world.

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