Enable Exits September in Good Form, Arc Next


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Saturday's G3 September S. heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), who has won two editions of the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and is pointing toward her fourth-straight appearance in the ParisLongchamp showpiece, is fit and well following her performance at Kempton. The 6-year-old bay has won 15 of her 18 starts for her breeder Juddmonte, and polished off her five rivals by seven lengths in the all-weather Group 3 over the Arc trip of 1 1/2 miles. After running second in last year's Arc, Enable also filled that position in her seasonal return, the July 5 G1 Coral-Eclipse S. at Sandown. She returned to her imperious best in the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO S. at Ascot on July 25, winning her third edition by 5 1/2 lengths prior to her tour-de-force in the September.

“These well-thought-out plans do have a propensity to go wrong, but thankfully everything seemed to go smoothly and she's come out of the race well,” said Prince Khalid Abdullah's racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe, who will be attending the Oct. 4 Arc if at all possible. “It was a nice race for her. She was pretty much out on her own, which is good, and it's another piece of the jigsaw in place.

“I've always said she is a mare who stirs the emotions. It's not just her great ability, but also her personality and her looks that have really captured many hearts.

“She has become a huge part of all our lives and we have to enjoy her. Of course her achievements have put her in the great pantheon of thoroughbred stars, but win, lose or draw, we have to try to enjoy her.”

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