SUPERSTAR filly ENABLE should confirm her place as queen of the Flat season in the Qatar Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe.
John Gosden’s ace – racing the Frankel colours of owner Khalid Abdullah – has been awesome all season.
She stormed away to land the Oaks by five lengths and won the Irish version by even further. Her King George success came at the expense of Ulysses and Idaho.
She stays well, handles any ground and just grinds her rivals into the ground. There just aren’t any holes in Enable.
St Leger hero Capri should fight it out for the places with Ulysses, Zarak and Dschingis Secret.
ON the Rak. His mum Zarkava won the Arc nine years ago and he struck when upped to 1m4f for the first time in a Group 1 in July. In with an each-way shout now he’s found his trip
DOHA DREAM 2/5
DON’T Dream. Group 2 winner over 1m7f last year. Yet to strike this term but couldn’t have gone much closer on his last two starts. That still leaves him well short.
ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN 2/5
FOOT the bill. Dual course-and-distance winner last season and sixth in this race. Yet to register a win this term and that won’t be changing today.
GOOD God. Developed into a top-notch performer with Group 1 wins in the Eclipse and International. Undoubtedly has the class but 1m4f on soft ground might stretch him.
CLOTH OF STARS 3/5
CUT the Cloth. Midfield in last year’s Derby. Improved to complete hat-trick with Group 1 defeat of Zarak at Saint-Cloud in May. Promising return from break but stamina yet to be fully tested.
SILVER lacks polish. Won the Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris last season and came close to retaining that prize. Only 13th in this last year. Could easily better that but not a major player.
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HO ho no. All three wins came on fast ground and has consistently come up short at the top level. No match for Enable when third in the King George and unlikely to get any closer this time.
DSCHINGIS SECRET 4/5
SECRET service. Won five of his last six and had no trouble seeing off Cloth Of Stars in the Prix Foy. Well at home on soft ground and stays well so makes plenty of each-way appeal.
SATONO DIAMOND 2/5
LACKS sparkle. Top Japanese racer has struck twice at the top level in his homeland. Done for pace in the Prix Foy last time and that’s not the performance of an Arc winner.
SATONO NOBLESSE 1/5
NOBLE gesture. In to set the pace for his stablemate. Even cocked that up in the Prix Foy when not going fast enough.
DON’T pick Iq. Beat Derby also-ran Best Solution in a German Group 1 in July. Not as good when turned over last time and even his best is a long way off what’s required.
ORDER OF ST GEORGE 3/5
KEEP Order. Third in this race last year and narrowly failed to retain the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot in June. Easy 1m6f wins sets him up for this nicely and he’s got place claims again.
SEVENTH HEAVEN 3/5
UNLUCKY Seven. Among the best fillies last season even beating Arc heroine Found at York. Easy win in May but not seen again until tailed off in Group 2 last time. Hard to fancy on the back of that.
BRAM choker. Has to come into it on his French Derby won. His bad habit of fluffing the start cost him last time and he wouldn’t want to repeat that today. Stamina also remains a worry.
CAP could fit. Ground out victory in a good St Leger to add a second Classic to his Irish Derby defeat of Cracksman. Likes it soft and his stamina could see him into the frame.
PLUM jam. Finished last in the French Derby but returned from a break to be nosed out of Group 3. Much more needed to take a hand and the step up to 1m4f is unlikely to be the answer.
MORE than Able. The star of the summer with four Group 1 victories including the Oaks and King George. Looks bomb-proof and likely to be the latest filly to lift the Arc.
WRAP up for Winter. Dual 1,000 Guineas winner completed a quartet of Group 2 wins in the Nassau. Hard to hold her latest defeat against her but trying 1m4f for the first time against the big boys and girls.