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Enable set to make return in Coronation Cup

25 Mar 2019

John Gosden's mighty mare would be returning to the scene of her brilliant Investec Oaks triumph.

Enable has been pencilled in for the Coronation Cup at Epsom. Picture: Racingfotos.com

Enable

is set to make her eagerly awaited return in the Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom on May 31.

The mile and a half contest forms part of the QIPCO British Distance Middle Distance category and the timing of the race suits John Gosden, trainer of the mighty mare.

“She has started cantering again and you would be hopeful she would be running in something like the Coronation Cup,” he said on Monday morning.

“There wouldn’t be any point starting her earlier. If you are trying to get to the Arc, you don’t want to be starting in the middle of April and there aren’t really the races for those older ones until later on in the year.

“She is in great order. She is even bigger and stronger again, so it is fingers crossed with her. She has enjoyed the winter and is loving her exercise.”

Enable’s seven Group 1 triumphs include three Champions Series victories – including at Epsom two years ago when she won the Investec Oaks.

Last autumn she became the eighth dual winner of Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe before following up at the Breeders’ Cup.

At the start of February, we outlined a possible programme of races for here in 2019. Click here to read more.