Enable to stay in training in 2020

Third Arc win a possible target

  • Tuesday 15 October
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Enable will stay in training next season, owner Khalid Abdullah has announced.

The five-year-old came up short in her bid for a historic third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe earlier this month, but Abdullah has decided to race on with her next year, with another crack at that race a possible target.

In a statement, Abdullah’s racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe said: “Prince Khalid has decided to keep Enable in training for 2020.

“She has come out of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in good form and will not race again this year.

“Her racing programme will be determined entirely on her well-being, so no racing plans will be announced at this stage. The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe remains an important target.”

Her defeat at ParisLongchamp brought to an end a 12-race winning streak, which included two King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes, a Coral-Eclipse and a Breeders’ Cup Turf.

Trained by John Gosden, Enable has already amassed over £10 million in prize money with her only other defeat coming at the hands of former stablemate Shutter Speed on just her second start.

Grimthorpe later elaborated on the decision and told the PA news agency: “There are no plans at all at the moment regarding which races she’ll run in.

“She’s come out of the Arc in great shape, which gave the Prince the encouragement to take this decision.

“Hopefully all goes well and she gets the chance to go for a third Arc next year.”

The news prompted William Hill to introduce Enable into next year’s Arc betting at 10-1, before cutting her to 7-1 shortly after.

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