Encke team thinking big
Sunday 16 September 2012
Saturday's Ladbrokes St Leger winner Encke could be given the option of making his next appearance on the track in Dubai during the spring.
In dashing hopes for Camelot to secure a first English Triple Crown in 42 years by thwarting the hot favourite by three-quarters of a length, Encke was providing Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin operation with their sixth victory in the season's final Classic.
It was announced straight after the race that the colt would not be seen in action again this year, but Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford provided an update in France on Sunday.
He said: "Encke is very well and he won't run again this season, but we will keep in mind the middle-distance championship races, starting off with races like the Coronation Cup and King George.
"It has not been discussed if he might go for the Sheema Classic in Dubai, but it's a possibility."