Enable in Good Form in Advance of Fourth Arc Appearance


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Two-time G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) turned in another solid gallop in advance of appearing in her fourth consecutive Arc. Second last year, the John Gosden trainee resurfaced with a runner-up performance in the G1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in July, but was back in the winner's circle on July 25 when taking her third G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. The Juddmonte colourbearer's historic third Arc bid comes on the heels of a dominating win in the G3 September S. over Kempton's all-weather on Sept. 5.

“I rode Enable, she's in good form, and I rode Palace Pier, so two champions,” jockey Frankie Dettori said during ITV Racing's Opening Show. “That was probably one of her last main pieces of work and she'll do one more next week before going to Paris. I'm happy. I'm not nervous–yet!

“She went over seven furlongs on the round gallop with her usual companion. She's never been a flashy worker at home but her action his good, her mental strength is good and it's all systems go. It's weird that John may not be able to go this year because of the quarantine so it will be a little bit surreal but I'm sure we'll talk about it.”

Added the Italian of his other frequent partner in high quality stayer Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) who is also pointing for the ParisLongchamp feature, “Don't forget the Strad–he's in good form. I've no idea who will ride him but he's in good form and I think he's slipped under the radar. I thought he travelled really well last time.

“Obviously I know Enable's going to stud so I'm trying to enjoy it, I'm not going to stress. Arcs are not gimmes, you've got to take on the world and I think John has her the best she can be so we just need a bit of luck.”

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