Saturday 19 January 2019

Enable can maintain her rising Arc in Yorkshire Oaks

Enable isa favourite for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Pic: PA Wire
Enable isa favourite for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Pic: PA Wire

Brilliant filly Enable can be the star of the show on Ladies' Day by giving another top-drawer performance in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York to day.

The John Gosden-trained three-year-old, wearing the Khalid Abdullah colours immortalised by Frankel, has been the shining light of the summer with brilliant wins in the English and Irish Oaks and lately the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

Her impressive victory over the colts and older horses at Ascot last month, with Coral-Eclipse scorer Ulysses well held in second place, stamped her as a very special filly.

It is no wonder the daughter of Nathaniel is hot favourite in the ante-post betting for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly on October 1.

Hopefully, the Group One Pretty Polly Stakes heroine Nezwaah will give her a race, but it would be a major surprise if Enable does not justify her prohibitive odds.

Mori can give Enable's owner a double by winning the British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes. Trained by Sir Michael Stoute, the daughter of Frankel, who is also out of Group One winner Midday, is already a Listed scorer and was only beaten a neck by Coronet in the Group Two Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot.

A repeat of that effort should see her as the one to beat.

Threading can overcome her inexperience by winning the Sky Bet Lowther Stakes on just her second start.

The Mark Johnston-trained juvenile could not have been more impressive on her debut at Glorious Goodwood where she trotted up by six lengths from 14 rivals in a six-furlong maiden.

She has no doubt shown the benefit of that run in her homework, prompting connections to take the plunge and stump up £15,000 to supplement her for this Group Two heat.

It is certainly a gamble worth taking.

Blair House had no luck in the Betfred Mile at Goodwood but had earlier finished second in the Hunt Cup at Royal Ascot.

The Charlie Appleby-trained four-year-old looks the answer to the Clipper Logistics Handicap.

CHEPSTOW: 2.05 Maygold, 2.35 Whiteley, 3.10 Fantasy Queen, 3.40 Pitch High, 4.10 Royal Melody, 4.40 Macksville, 5.15 Panko, 5.45 Corporal Maddox.

FONTWELL: 4.45 Taroum, 5.20 Mercian King, 5.50 Free One, 6.20 Barizan, 6.50 Atlantic King, 7.20 Aunty Ann, 7.50 King Vince.

HAMILTON: 5.10 Colour Contrast, 5.40 Kirbec, 6.10 Dark Forest, 6.40 Wealth Tax, 7.10 Haroon, 7.40 Hamidans Girl, 8.10 New Abbey Angel.

KILLARNEY: 4.30 Mantracker, 5.00 Greenpanda, 5.30 Clongowes, 6.00 Miss Snossyboots, 6.30 Sandymount Duke, 7.00 Kemboy, 7.30 Presenting Julio, 8.00 Dont Tell No One.

STRATFORD: 1.40 Florida Calling, 2.15 Good Event, 2.45 One Term, 3.20 Jazz Thyme, 3.55 Nachi Falls, 4.25 Going For Broke, 4.55 Astrum.

YORK: 1.55 Dahik, 2.25 THREADING (NAP), 3.00 Blair House, 3.35 Enable, 4.15 Mori, 4.50 Gheedaa.

DOUBLE: Threading and Enable.

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