October 15, 2019 at 21:16 #1470269mickeyjpParticipant
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I think it would have been better to retire her. I doubt she will improve and the likes of Japan probably will plus of course there could be a major 3 year old contender. It’s a brave decision and I suppose she is only missing one breeding season.October 15, 2019 at 22:12 #1470270LD73Participant
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Japan’s career best wasn’t good enough even with the allowances he got as a 3 yr old and on ground that significantly blunted her speed, extremely doubtful to me that as a 4 yr old having to give her weight (mares allowance) he will improve enough to turn the tables.
Assuming she gets there in one piece, most likely that it will be either an improving 3 yr old (if they are good enough) or similar ground conditions to this year that will stop her.October 15, 2019 at 23:02 #1470284
Why on earth would it have been better to retire her? Racing needs more of this, not less.October 16, 2019 at 10:05 #1470439DroneParticipant
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Thanks all for the embarrassingly long list of stellar 6yo mares I failed to recallOctober 16, 2019 at 14:25 #1470466greenasgrassParticipant
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I cheated and looked them up using a list of top 50 mares that came up when I googled “top rated mares”.
It’s looking good for Enable!October 16, 2019 at 15:00 #1470473GingertipsterParticipant
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Great to see the mare racing on at 6.
Wondered if this would be the case after they seemed to leave the question open when talking about what would happen if Enable got beat in the Arc.value is everythingOctober 16, 2019 at 18:28 #1470491He Didnt Like GroundParticipant
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I’ve got to say I’m surprised they’ve kept her in training , I was sure Frankel was going to be chapping on her stable door with a flowers , chocs and a bottle of wineOctober 16, 2019 at 20:38 #1470505clivexxParticipant
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Is there any other sport other than flat racing that gives the impression that the fans can’t wait to see the back of its genuine stars?October 16, 2019 at 20:51 #1470506
No Clive. Strange.
And is Frankel comes knocking, he wants telling to sling his hook. 2×1 inbeeding to Galileo, not the best.October 16, 2019 at 21:02 #1470507greenasgrassParticipant
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I was sure Frankel was going to be chapping on her stable door with a flowers , chocs and a bottle of wine
Ew that’s just wrong. He slew her father on the racecourse and he’s her uncle!October 16, 2019 at 21:53 #1470509KrisParticipant
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I think it’s just as you say Clive, it’s just an impression given. Possibly a reluctance to get too excited, as there may be a fear that she’ll be past her best. There’s obviously a few greats mentioned on this thread who would counter those fears.
I’m delighted that she is coming back, and plans are being made to try and catch her in the flesh a few more times yet, but I particularly want to go and see her attempt at a third Arc.October 16, 2019 at 23:58 #1470516IllavimParticipant
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Great news Enable will be racing again next year, good for flat racing and all her many fans.October 17, 2019 at 18:44 #1470575He Didnt Like GroundParticipant
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Sorry didn’t realise , wonder who,ll they,ll put her with at stud ?October 17, 2019 at 22:24 #1470607
A fascinating question. I enjoy reviewing bloodlines, but know little of the ‘science’ which goes in to such a choice.
In my rather simplistic look at this, I would inject some pace from the Sire. Juddmonte’s own Kingman has made a spectacular start. A good match? Or perhaps Coolmores extremely promising (and rapid?) No Nay Never?October 17, 2019 at 23:28 #1470608Bachelors HallParticipant
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Here are Juddmonte’s Group One winning mares and the sire of their first runner to track.
Banks Hill – Kingmambo
Zenda – Storm Cat
Nebraska Tornado – Dynaformer
Etoile Montante – Dynaformer
Quiff – Dansili
African Rose – Oasis Dream
Promising Lead – Empire Maker
Proportional – Dansili
Special Duty – Tapit
Midday – Galileo
Timepiece – Dansili
Emulous – Kingman
Announce – Tapit
Winsili – Frankel
The pattern appears to be American horse before going in-house if not starting in-house. With Enable being so Sadlers Wells heavy, Arrogate would look like a highly likely candidate.
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