Enable is in good shape for that Arc double
THIS is an important weekend in Newmarket for trainer John Gosden as star filly ENABLE is due to work on the grass for the first time this year before her attempt to win her second Arc at Longchamp next Sunday.
ENABLE did not appear at the Newmarket open weekend due to the heavy rain last weekend but did a nice breeze over a mile on the Al Bahathri gallop under Frankie Dettori earlier this week. She is in fine form and will be trying to emulate Arc heroine TREVE and be a dual Arc winner.
EXPERT EYE worked nicely under regular rider James Savage on the Limekilns trial ground this week and will now head to France next weekend to run in the Prix de la Foret for the Stoute stable. The son of Acclamation pleased the crowd last Sunday when he worked up Warren Hill at the open day.
ADRIAN McCarthy is back riding work for Peter Chapple – Hyam and was at the controls when the unraced YOU LITTLE RIPPER worked on the Al Bahathri on Tuesday morning.
This son of Rip Van Winkle is owned by Australian Paul Makin and hopefully will make his first appearance on a racecourse next month. I have liked what I have seen of this Colt.
LIGHT AND DARK is another as yet unraced youngster doing well in his work here at HQ. This son of Shamardal, trained by Saeed bin Suroor for Godolphin, has impressed me very much when I have watched him work.
He is due to work early this morning on the Godolphin private Chippenham Hill gallops and I am looking forward to seeing that action when Pat Cosgrave put him through his paces. It is hoped to have him out for his first race very soon.
NEXT Sunday at the Arc, as well as ENABLE we have Newmarket horse SEA OF CLASS. She will have only a light weight so James Doyle is in for a hard week of wasting so he can do the weight. She will run only if it is good ground.
CRACKSMAN also needs rain to run in Paris – if not he will wait for the Champion Stakes next month at Ascot.
His work recently under Rob Havlin has shown him to be right back to his very best.