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Monday 9th October 2017

Enable to Race On in 2018

Star filly Enable will race on next season and a defence of her Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe crown is likely to be the centrepiece of her four-year-old campaign.


Owner Prince Khalid Abdullah has had time to reflect on a fabulous season since and a decision to race on in 2018 has been confirmed.

"Her racing programme will be decided in the new year, but the defence of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe will be high in consideration," said Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to the owner, in a statement.

"It was a straightforward decision. We wanted to give her time to settle down and get over the Arc. The prince gets input from everybody. John's views are the most important to listen to but ultimately it was his call. Prince Khalid loves to see his horses race, especially the good ones."

Enable is 5/2 to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe next season. The race returns to a revamped Longchamp next year and Grimthorpe says Enable will be going there, if all remains well with her.

"With all horses you need a sound and healthy year to reproduce anywhere near what she has done this year. The Arc will be in the mind and how she gets there and what she does has to be decided. She has to get through the winter and spring and then we will see," he added.

Meanwhile Gosden's Cracksman is 7/2 to win the Champion Stakes at Ascot on British Champions Day later this month.

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