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Enable remains possible for Juddmonte International Stakes

3 Aug 2018

Superstar filly pleased her connections in a gallop at Newmarket this week.

Team Enable celebrate after her win in the QIPCO-sponsored King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes last year. Picture: Steven Cargill / Racingfotos.com

Enable’s progress towards a comeback took another step forward this week with a gallop at Newmarket.

John Gosden’s five-time Group 1 winner, who helped light up the QIPCO British Champions Series last year, suffered a setback earlier in the season and has been sidelined since.

Her main aim is the defence of her Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe crown, but a return in the Juddmonte International on August 22 has been mooted, although she will not be rushed.

Owner Khalid Abdullah’s racing manager Teddy Grimthorpe said on Friday: “Enable worked on the Al Bahathri on Wednesday.

“It was nothing very serious, but she showed a good action, and attitude as well, and she’s taking little steps towards a comeback run.

“York would be a nice option, but we will certainly not push her to get there just for that race and we have the option of the September Stakes at Kempton (on September 8) if not.”