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Enable's 2019 Race Return Delayed Again
Despite announcing earlier this month that superstar mare Enable (Nathaniel-Concentric, by Sadler’s Wells) was to bypass this week's Gr1 Coronation Cup at (2400m) Epsom and instead target either the Gr1 Prince of Wales's Stakes (2000m) or the Gr1 Hardwicke (2400m) at Royal Ascot in June, it has been revealed in a statement released on Wednesday that her resumption has been delayed further. AAP Megaform reports that Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager to owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah said, “Following a piece of work on the Limekilns this morning both John Gosden [trainer] and Frankie Dettori [jockey] feel that Royal Ascot will come too soon for her. She will now be aimed at the Eclipse Stakes on 6 July. Her main target remains the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.” Defeated only once in her 11 start career, the two-time Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (2400m) winner would become the first horse in history to win the race three times. Her 2018 campaign was brief but successful, bowing out after only three starts (for three wins) with a memorable victory in the Gr1 Breeders Cup Turf (2400m) at Churchill Downs. The racing community awaits her return to the track with bated breath.