Appleby hoping for clash between Masar and Enable
21 Nov 2018
Trainer says he hopes the paths of his Investec Derby winner and outstanding filly will cross.
Masar gallops to Investec Derby glory in June. Picture: Racingfotos.com
Charlie Appleby would relish his Investec Derby winner Masar crossing swords with Enable next summer.
One of the disappointments of the Flat season was Masar being unable to run after his victory in the premier Classic at Epsom in June.
What a performance!
MASAR wins the @Investec#Derby @EpsomRacecourse and provides Charlie Appleby and William Buick with their first win in the race. pic.twitter.com/i1lmwSt8Pg
— Champions Series (@ChampionsSeries) June 2, 2018
The star three-year-old colt picked up an injury just before he was due to go for more QIPCO British Champions Series glory in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in July.
However, Appleby reports Godolphin’s Classic winner to be well on the road to recovery ahead of his comeback in 2019.
“It is great for racing that Enable stays in training, as she has obviously had a light campaign this year with only having the three runs,” said the Newmarket trainer.
“From our point of view, for us, and for racing, to have the chance to take her on is exciting and hopefully their paths will cross.
“Masar has not been seen since the Derby, but he is doing well in his recuperation.
“He will go to Dubai again and winter out there, but he won’t be running out there. We are looking forward to getting him back on track.”
Connections of Enable announced on Monday that she would stay in training next year.
One possible race where Masar and Enable might meet is in the QIPCO-sponsored King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on July 27.