Enable (GB)

Stroll For Enable In the September

John Gosden could hardly have scripted a better 2020 for Clarehaven's standard-bearer Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) and Saturday's G3 Unibet September S. at Kempton turned out the predicted stroll all expected as she works towards her historic Arc attempt. Providing the only anxious moment for 1-14 backers when awkward from the stalls, the Juddmonte juggernaut was soon in command as Frankie showed his intent to keep it simple. Tracked throughout by Kirstenbosch (GB) (Mount Nelson {GB}), she went through the contest like a piece of strong exercise and there were...

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Lope de Vega's La Barrosa a New Rising Star

Ascot's seven-furlong Me2 Club EBF Future Stayers' Maiden S. on Friday looked one for future Classic prospects on paper and it was the 2-1 favourite La Barrosa (Ire) (Lope de Vega {Ire}) who came out on top to earn TDN Rising Star status. Having cost 750,000gns at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1, Godolphin's son of the multiple group-placed Bikini Babe (Ire) (Montjeu {Ire}) carried a sense of expectation despite the presence of Derab (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}), the half-brother to Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}). Settled in mid-pack...

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Career Opener at Ascot for Enable's Half-Brother

Observations on the European Racing Scene turns the spotlight on the best European races of the day, highlighting well-pedigreed horses early in their careers, horses of note returning to action and young runners that achieved notable results in the sales ring. Friday's Insights features a half-brother to champion Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}). 3.05 Ascot, Mdn, £18,000, 2yo, 7fT DERAB (GB) (Sea the Stars {Ire}) is the ninth foal out of Concentric (GB) (Sadler's Wells) to represent Khalid Abdullah and the March-foaled bay starts out at the track at which his...

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Grimthorpe Confirms Enable, Logician Will Not Face Off in September S.

Juddmonte's champion Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) and Classic hero Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will not run against each other despite both being entered in the Sept. 5 G3 September S. at Kempton, Prince Khalid's Racing Manager Teddy Grimthorpe confirmed on Monday. Both horses are trained by John Gosden. "They won't run against each other," said Grimthorpe. "Enable is very much an intended runner at this stage. We entered Logician just in case, as he is nearing a return and we're considering a couple of different options." Enable's long-term goal is...

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Enable on Course for Kempton

Dual G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) is pleasing connections ahead of a start in the G3 September S. over the Kempton synthetic on Sept. 5. The 6-year-old Juddmonte silksbearer took the 2018 September S. in advance of her second Arc crown. Second in that ParisLongchamp showpiece in 2019, the John Gosden trainee was also runner-up in the G1 Coral-Eclipse S. to Godolphin's Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) this July, but was back in top form in the G1 King George Vi & Queen Elizabeth S....

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Enable to Bypass York, Run in September S.

Dual G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) will bypass an intended start at York and instead run in the Sept. 5 G3 September S., according to Juddmonte Racing Manager Teddy Grimthorpe. The Juddmonte colourbearer had originally been under consideration for the G1 Juddmonte International S. or the G1 Yorkshire Oaks in late August, but the Kempton 2400-metre event is now her target. The champion is eyeing a second title in the September, held over the all-weather, as she won it in 2018. "Prince Khalid has...

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Siskin's Next Start Up in the Air

Classic hero Siskin (First Defence), who lost his unbeaten tag with a third in last week's G1 Qatar Sussex S., has emerged from that effort well, but his connections are not sure where he will start next. Trained by Ger Lyons for Prince Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte operation, the homebred had scored an impressive victory in the G1 Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas in his sophomore bow at The Curragh on June 12. The bay was unbeaten in four runs as a juvenile, including the G1 Keeneland Phoenix S. and G2 GAIN...

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King George Demolition By Enable

Ascot's promised match race failed to materialise on Saturday as Khalid Abdullah's epoch-defining Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) brushed aside the Ballydoyle contingent with an ease rarely seen on this exalted stage. Forcing her way into history as the first to win three renewals of the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco S., the Juddmonte regina was at her exuberant best with Frankie Dettori at pains to contain her from the outset. As she sauntered behind Sovereign (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) with her well-matched rider content to allow last year's...

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Enable Faces Ballydoyle Trio

It will be a case of Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) versus Ballydoyle and Galileo (Ire) in Saturday's G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO S.  at Ascot, but she's been there before and connections are confident that the star mare is back in the right spot after her defeat in the July 5 G1 Eclipse S. at Sandown. John Gosden is expecting that comeback effort to have put her right for her historic bid for a third renewal of this prestige affair. "I was very open with everybody that,...

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Max of Eight Contest King George as Enable Eyes Hat Trick

Prince Khalid Abdullah's champion mare Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) is bidding to become the first horse to take three editions of the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S., as she is one of eight to stand their ground at the latest entry stage. She sustained only her second career loss with a 1 3/4 second when going for a three-peat in the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp in October and was the bridesmaid once again kicking off her 6-year-old campaign in Sandown's G1 Coral-Eclipse S....

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Ghaiyyath Will Bypass King George

G1 Coral-Eclipse S. hero Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) will skip the July 25 G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S. and another throwdown with champion Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), and instead target the G1 Juddmonte International at York on Aug. 19, Racing Post reported. Godolphin's bay turned in a stellar performance to defeat the two-time G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine at Sandown on Sunday. "Ghaiyyath is having a quiet few days after the Eclipse and we'll give the King George a miss to give him a bit...

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Enable Exits Eclipse Defeat Well

John Gosden is looking forward to the rest of the campaign with Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) despite the mare suffering the third defeat of her career on her seasonal bow in Sunday's Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. A third G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe win remains her ultimate target in the autumn and she satisfied her trainer when second to Charlie Appleby's Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) over a trip short of her optimum. However, Gosden believes Enable could face a tricky task at ParisLongchamp in October should G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas...

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