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Offline j.r.b.

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O.P. « 2017-Jul-30, 12:50 AM »
This dual Oaks winner just smashed her older rivals in the King George.

An on pacer, she'll be tough to beat in the Arc, which is run at Chantilly again this year.

The Eclipse winner, Ulysses, was a decent 2nd, given that he didn't seem to like the very soft track.

Highland Reel hated the wet ground, and ran okay for a well beaten 4th.

Jack Hobbs, who should have loved the ground, was disgraceful again. Just awful. Godolphin would be doing punters a favour by retiring him.

ENABLE (GB)Bay filly 2014 
Nathaniel
Bay 2008
Galileo
Bay 1998
Sadler's Wells
Bay 1981
Northern Dancer
Bay 1961
Nearctic
Natalma
1954
1957
14-c
2-d
Fairy Bridge
Bay 1975
Bold Reason
Special
1968
1969
19-b
5-h
Urban Sea
Chestnut 1989
Miswaki
Chestnut 1978
Mr Prospector
Hopespringseternal
1970
1971
13-c
16-g
Allegretta
Chestnut 1978
Lombard
Anatevka
1967
1969
1-d
9-h
Magnificient Style
Bay or brown 1993
Silver Hawk
Bay 1979
Roberto
Bay 1969
Hail to Reason
Bramalea
1958
1959
4-n
12-c
Gris Vitesse
Grey 1966
Amerigo
Matchiche
1955
1956
1-p
21-a
Mia Karina
Brown 1983
Icecapade
Grey 1969
Nearctic
Shenanigans
1954
1963
14-c
8-c
Basin
Bay 1972
Tom Rolfe
Delta
1962
1952
9-h
9-f
Concentric
Bay 2004
Sadler's Wells
Bay 1981
Northern Dancer
Bay 1961
Nearctic
Brown 1954
Nearco
Lady Angela
1935
1944
4-r
14-c
Natalma
Bay 1957
Native Dancer
Almahmoud
1950
1947
5-f
2-d
Fairy Bridge
Bay 1975
Bold Reason
Bay 1968
Hail to Reason
Lalun
1958
1952
4-n
19-b
Special
Bay 1969
Forli
Thong
1963
1964
3-b
5-h
Apogee
Bay 1990
Shirley Heights
Bay 1975
Mill Reef
Bay 1968
Never Bend
Milan Mill
1960
1962
19-b
22-d
Hardiemma
Bay 1969
Hardicanute
Grand Cross
1962
1952
3-j
1-l
Bourbon Girl
Bay 1984
Ile de Bourbon
Bay 1975
Nijinsky
Roseliere
1967
1965
8-f
4-i
Fleet Girl
Chestnut 1975
Habitat
Fleet Noble
1966
1970
4-r
4-m
 Ancestor duplications:Nearctic5m,5m x 4m Sadler's Wells3m x 2f Hail to Reason5m x 5m
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« 2017-Jul-30, 11:34 AM Reply #1 »
Have not seen a more impressive 3 year old this year, anywhere. Handles any ground and sustains a run. Will be short but hard to beat in the Arc.

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« 2017-Jul-30, 12:26 PM Reply #2 »
She is the best 3 year old filly I have seen.

j.r.b, I wonder if Jack Hobbs is feeling the effects of being set for a first up kill in Dubai ?

He is just showing nothing in his finishing effort. He shaped on the bend like he was cruising and was going to make a super race of it with the wonder filly.


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« 2017-Jul-30, 12:43 PM Reply #3 »

By Sam Walker

Dazzling performance was best in Europe this year

Enable's four-and-a-half length win over Ulysses was the best performance we’ve seen in Europe this year, according to Racing Post Ratings.

After victories in the English and Irish Oaks she had looked head and shoulders the best filly in training, but at Ascot she proved just as dominant against the older generation.

The dazzling success saw her peak RPR improve from 121 to 128, which makes her the leading horse in Europe this season and moves her clear at the head of the market for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at a general 2-1.

She was supremely impressive at Ascot, seeing off Highland Reel, Jack Hobbs and Ulysses in quick succession before storming away for a decisive victory.

This success ranks her among the better recent King George winners and places her among the top ten fillies or mares worldwide since 2000 on RPRs.

Having proved she handles a softer surface, the Arc is an obvious aim, although King George/Arc winners are rarer than you might expect, with only Dylan Thomas pulling off the double in the same season in the last 20 years.

Montjeu, Hurricane Run and Danedream achieved the reverse double by winning at Ascot the year after they won the Arc.

The Arc question for Enable is not whether she has the ability, but whether she can peak again in October after winning three major races in the summer.

Last year's European champion Almanzor remains second favourite for the French contest. He is set to make his delayed return to action at Deauville in two weeks’ time.


King George winners by RPRs

2017 Enable 128

2016 Highland Reel 121

2015 Postponed 124

2014 Taghrooda 125

2013 Novellist 128

2012 Danedream 124

2011 Nathaniel 127

2010 Harbinger 135

2009 Conduit 127

2008 Duke Of Marmalade 127


Leading European-trained horses in 2017

Enable 128

Caravaggio 125

Churchill 125

Ribchester 125

Barney Roy 124

Ulysses 124

Highland Reel 123

Jack Hobbs 123

Signs Of Blessing 123

Harry Angel 122

Minding 122

Mutakayyef 122


Top fillies and mares worldwide since 2000 by RPRs

1 Black Caviar 133

2 Goldikova 131

= Treve 131

4 Winx 130

5 Rachel Alexandra 129

= Zarkava 129

7 Danedream 128

= Zenyatta 128

= Enable 128

10 Gentildonna 126

= Pride 126

= Snow Fairy 126

= Sunline 126


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« 2017-Jul-30, 04:21 PM Reply #4 »
I've long felt that Jack Hobbs has been overrated by many.
No doubt he has ability but certainly no Frankel.

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« 2017-Jul-30, 04:54 PM Reply #5 »
I've long felt that Jack Hobbs has been overrated by many.
No doubt he has ability but certainly no Frankel.

He won a handicap in such style as a 3 year old and the form out of that race is not bad, I thought he was a potential superstar. He proved himself a group 1 horse but not quite as good as originally hoped.


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« 2017-Jul-30, 05:42 PM Reply #6 »
This dual Oaks winner just smashed her older rivals in the King George.

An on pacer, she'll be tough to beat in the Arc, which is run at Chantilly again this year.

The Eclipse winner, Ulysses, was a decent 2nd, given that he didn't seem to like the very soft track.

Highland Reel hated the wet ground, and ran okay for a well beaten 4th.

Jack Hobbs, who should have loved the ground, was disgraceful again. Just awful. Godolphin would be doing punters a favour by retiring him.

ENABLE (GB)Bay filly 2014
Nathaniel
Bay 2008
Galileo
Bay 1998
Sadler's Wells
Bay 1981
Northern Dancer
Bay 1961
Nearctic
Natalma
1954
1957
14-c
2-d
Fairy Bridge
Bay 1975
Bold Reason
Special
1968
1969
19-b
5-h
Urban Sea
Chestnut 1989
Miswaki
Chestnut 1978
Mr Prospector
Hopespringseternal
1970
1971
13-c
16-g
Allegretta
Chestnut 1978
Lombard
Anatevka
1967
1969
1-d
9-h
Magnificient Style
Bay or brown 1993
Silver Hawk
Bay 1979
Roberto
Bay 1969
Hail to Reason
Bramalea
1958
1959
4-n
12-c
Gris Vitesse
Grey 1966
Amerigo
Matchiche
1955
1956
1-p
21-a
Mia Karina
Brown 1983
Icecapade
Grey 1969
Nearctic
Shenanigans
1954
1963
14-c
8-c
Basin
Bay 1972
Tom Rolfe
Delta
1962
1952
9-h
9-f
Concentric
Bay 2004
Sadler's Wells
Bay 1981
Northern Dancer
Bay 1961
Nearctic
Brown 1954
Nearco
Lady Angela
1935
1944
4-r
14-c
Natalma
Bay 1957
Native Dancer
Almahmoud
1950
1947
5-f
2-d
Fairy Bridge
Bay 1975
Bold Reason
Bay 1968
Hail to Reason
Lalun
1958
1952
4-n
19-b
Special
Bay 1969
Forli
Thong
1963
1964
3-b
5-h
Apogee
Bay 1990
Shirley Heights
Bay 1975
Mill Reef
Bay 1968
Never Bend
Milan Mill
1960
1962
19-b
22-d
Hardiemma
Bay 1969
Hardicanute
Grand Cross
1962
1952
3-j
1-l
Bourbon Girl
Bay 1984
Ile de Bourbon
Bay 1975
Nijinsky
Roseliere
1967
1965
8-f
4-i
Fleet Girl
Chestnut 1975
Habitat
Fleet Noble
1966
1970
4-r
4-m
Ancestor duplications:Nearctic5m,5m x 4m Sadler's Wells3m x 2f Hail to Reason5m x 5m
I must admit when I see breeding this close, it worries me........especially when it turns up a good one.

Some could think that the ability may come from the close Sadler's Wells blood but long term in any breeding situation, clean lines are better.
 

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« 2017-Jul-30, 05:52 PM Reply #7 »
Enable 2/1 for the Arc.

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« 2018-May-14, 09:17 AM Reply #8 »
Had a setback in training and won't be seen until July or, more likely, August.

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« 2018-Jun-28, 06:03 PM Reply #9 »

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« 2018-Sep-07, 07:26 AM Reply #10 »
Enable returns to the track this weekend in a G3 on the all weather at Kempton over 2400m.

It's no gimme, because somewhat unexpectedly, Sir Michael Stoute's King George runner up, Crystal Ocean, is among her 4 opponents.

Crystal Ocean was last seen out when beaten narrowly by Poet's Word in the G1 King George. He dotted up in the Hardwicke at Royal Ascot before that.   

Anyway, great to see Enable again and hopefully she turns back Crystal Ocean's challenge before going on to defend her Arc crown.

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« 2018-Sep-09, 12:11 AM Reply #11 »
Brilliance personified.

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« 2018-Sep-09, 08:52 AM Reply #12 »
From AAP

Enable back in business at Kempton

Sunday 09 September, 2018
Graham Clark


Superstar filly Enable has lived up to expectations with a stylish front-running victory in the Group Three September Stakes at Kempton Park.

The John Gosden-trained four-year-old had not been seen since winning the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in October, and all eyes were on Frankie Dettori's mount in her clash with the Sir Michael Stoute-trained King George runner-up Crystal Ocean.

Dettori sent her straight to the front and increased the tempo turning for home. Crystal Ocean ranged up menacingly at one stage, but ultimately had no answer to the 8-15 favourite who won by 3-1/2 lengths.

She will now head to Paris to try to defend her Arc crown.

"It was a nice race for both of them if you are having a prep for the Arc," Gosden said.

"I couldn't be more thrilled with her.

"It was good to see her back, as it's been a long wait. She came here 80 per cent and the race will put her right. She is at a good place mentally and the race will put her right."

Enable's return was delayed by a setback in May.

"She has found it (being out of action) more frustrating than us," Gosden said.

"It really annoys her when the other horses go out on the (Newmarket) Heath to canter and gallop and she has to stay behind. She doesn't like that at all.

"She did put a massive amount of weight on. She got very big, as she couldn't do anything for six weeks but she is bit like a Federer or Nadal - she is very strong in the mind and was determined to come back.

"To get the best mile-and-a-half filly you are ever likely to train again back means an awful lot. There have been some long days. We've got her back, but the Arc is the big one."

Dettori said Enable felt "as good as ever".

"It gives her more credibility with Crystal Ocean being in the race," he said.

"Her home work had been good, but we hadn't gone beyond a mile at home and there was always that little bit of doubt in my mind if she was 100 per cent fit, but she is trained by a master. You can always rely on him.

"I'm delighted, she was as good as ever. You'd expect to her improve and it's all systems go to Longchamp."


https://www.aapmegaform.com.au/news/article.aspx?article-id=465669&category=RN

Imagine if Winx connections turned around and said "OK. Moonee Valley is off. We are off to Longchamps".  :)

You can only dream but without a doubt would be the "race of the century".

Bigger than War Admiral vs. Seabiscuit or Bonecrusher vs Our Waverley Star. My money would be on the Aussie.

Very hard not to keep your eyes off the tongue of the second horse but an impressive return nonetheless.


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« 2018-Sep-09, 10:56 AM Reply #13 »
John Gosden actually thanks Probert on Crystal Ocean basically for looking after both horses by not attacking 6 furlongs out.

He is on a fit top class colt and he lets his only danger get away with cheap fractionals. 



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