Weekend’s don’t come hotter than Arc weekend and John Gosden looks to Enable to gain back-back to victories in the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe at Paris Longchamp this afternoon.
The Nathaniel filly scooted up by two and half lengths from Cloth Of Stars under Frankie Dettori when the race was run at Chantilly last year whilst building continued on the new Longchamp course and her seasons has been truncated with niggly problems that didn’t allow her to see the racecourse until last month. However, the wait was worthwhile as Enable showed she possessed all her old sparkle as she made all for a three and a half length win from Crystal Ocean in the September Stakes at Kempton.
The flat season may be quietening down for many but Gosden has a busy few weeks ahead with Too Darn Hot trying to establish his status as the top juvenile colt in the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket this week and, looking further ahead, there is Champion Days at Ascot on October 20 firmly on the horizon and then for good measure the Breeders Cup at Churchill Downs on November 2 and 3 to consider.
John took his star studded battalion up Warren Hill in Newmarket on Friday morning and gave Tony Elves of ATR an insight into their plans for the coming weeks.