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Enable the headline act among 13 possibles left in Coral-Eclipse

1 Jul 2019

The mighty mare is set to make her eagerly awaited return at Sandown on Saturday.

Enable and her happy connections after her King George win in 2017. It was one of three Champions Series wins for her that year. Picture:

Enable will face a maximum of a dozen rivals when she makes her eagerly-awaited return to action in Saturday’s £750,000 Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown.

John Gosden has not rushed the QIPCO British Champions Series star into action this term, with all her major targets in the second half of the season.

A third win in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is the primary objective and Frankie Dettori, who has been on board as her work as stepped up on the Newmarket gallops recently, is happy with her progress.

“She’s well, I’m very pleased with her,” he told Sky Sports Racing. “I’ve been riding her for the last month and she’s really come on, she’s ready for the run.”

Aidan O’Brien’s Circus Maximus, successful in the St James’s Palace Stakes, and William Haggas’ Addeybb, winner of the Wolferton Stakes also feature among the 13 contenders.

O’Brien has also left in Magical, who won on QIPCO British Champions Day in October and was second to Crystal Ocean in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, plus Magic Wand, Flag Of Honour and Hunting Horn.

Sir Michael Stoute has two potential runners in the progressive Regal Reality and Mustashry, who could step back up in trip having won the Lockinge Stakes earlier in the season.

Hughie Morrison has left in Telecaster after his disappointment in the Derby, but prior to that he looked very good in winning the Dante at York.

Danceteria, Zabeel Prince and Knight To Behold complete the list.