John Gosden rules out Ascot trip for Enable

John Gosden rules out Ascot run for Enable as Khaled Abdullah considers options for 10-time Group 1 winner

  • Enable will not run on Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday
  • Abdullah-owned mare also unlikely to run in the Breeders’ Cup next month
  • Decision still to made on whether Enable races on next year as a six-year-old

Conquered heroine Enable will not run on Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday but beyond that her future has still to be decided, according to trainer John Gosden.

The Khaled Abdullah-owned mare, who missed out on a third Arc when beaten by Waldgeist last week, holds entries for both the Champion Stakes and the Filly & Mares Stakes.

And with a trip to the US to run in the Breeders’ Cup next month also unlikely, the only decision seemingly to be made by Abdullah looks to be whether Enable races on next year as a six-year-old.

Conquered heroine Enable will not run on Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday

Gosden said: ‘We have no intention of running her at Ascot. Beyond that I’m waiting to be told. They went too hard in heavy ground (in the Arc) and, let’s face it, the whole lot of them walked home.

‘They all went too soon in the straight and overdid it. Every horse in that race had a very tiring experience. I wouldn’t dream of bringing her back 13 days after that.’

Gosden’s Stradivarius was set to chase a second win in Saturday’s Long Distance Cup but heavy ground could throw that into doubt.

Gosden added: ‘If it went bottomless or heavy, there would have to be a concern whether he’d run.’

 

 

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