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Enable Could Have A Serious Arc Challenger

Tuesday, 3rd September 2019

A mammoth 14-length win for Charlie Appleby-trained Ghaiyyath (Dubawi-Nighttime, by Galileo) in the Gr1 Grosser Preis von Baden (2400m) at Baden-Baden in Germany on Saturday may well have paved the way for a tilt at the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe - providing Enable with some pretty hefty competition. This was the first attempt at the distance for the Godolphin-owned 4YO, and prompted jockey William Buick to label the horse an ‘Absolute Monster.’ Buick led the entire way on the son of Dubawi, overwhelming the field as they were unable to catch the pair in the straight, and necessitating binoculars by the time they reached the post. Astonished himself, Appleby praised his connections for their patience with the horse. “You had to give that a ‘wow’ didn’t you?” he exclaimed to the Racing Post. “Wherever you are in the world to win a Group 1 by 14-lengths in the manner he did is incredible. He’s a very exciting horse and there are discussions to be had about having a tilt at the Arc with him now.”

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