Outstanding mare Enable continued her preparations for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with a gallop at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile racecourse on Wednesday.
The ten-time Group 1 winner, who will be bidding for an unprecedented third Arc victory, was partnered by regular rider Frankie Dettori. She joined her stablemate Crossed Baton in covering a mile of the track in front of a large crowd of media and Newmarket members.
Khalid Abdullah’s homebred is now just 11 days away from her date with destiny.
Enable is one of eight horses to have captured the Arc twice, alongside the likes of Alleged and Treve. The five-year-old had her British swansong in the Yorkshire Oaks last month, when she was a decisive winner from subsequent Irish Champion Stakes heroine Magical.
Speaking to the media after her gallop, trainer John Gosden said: “I’m very pleased with her work. I wanted her to just stay with her lead horse and she’s had a good, healthy blow. It went to plan, and that doesn’t always happen with work mornings.
“She’s going to have to be in top form to win the Arc. I don’t think she’s going to go winning it off what she did last year. You always have to be in top order to win a race like that.”
Our photographer George Selwyn was on hand to capture Enable working at Newmarket.