John Gosden’s dual Oaks winner will face a tough test at Ascot with Highland Reel back to defend his King George crown and Coral-Eclipse winner Ulysses running
STAR filly Enable will face nine rivals as she bids to win her third Group 1 of the season in Saturday’s King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by QIPCO.
John Gosden’s filly was an impressive winner of the Oaks at Epsom and followed up in scintillating style in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh a fortnight ago.
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Gosden also runs Jack Hobbs, an easy winner of the Sheema Classic in Dubai before disappointing at Royal Ascot in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes.
Maverick Wave, is expected to employ pace-making duties.
The Prince of Wales’s Stakes was won by the admirable Highland Reel. Aidan O’Brien’s five-year-old defends his King George crown.
The Ballydoyle handler also saddles Highland Reel’s brother Idaho, another Royal Ascot winner in the Hardwicke Stakes.
Sir Michael Stoute’s Eclipse winner Ulysses steps back up in trip to a mile and a half.
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A third winner from Ascot’s big meeting in June taking part is Saeed bin Suroor’s Benbatl, who was fifth in the Derby before winning the Hampton Court Stakes.
David Simcock runs Eclipse third Desert Encounter, while the in-form Clive Cox is represented by My Dream Boat, fourth in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud when last seen.
International interests are catered for by the South American challenger Sixties Song, ridden by Gerald Mosse.
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