John Gosden: Arc the long-term 'dream' for Enable and Cracksman

Thu 2 Nov 2017

John Gosden already has one eye on a potential dual assault on next year's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe with the brilliant pair of Enable and Cracksman.

Enable claimed the fifth Group One of a fantastic campaign with a scintillating display in Europe's premier middle-distance event at Chantilly early last month.

Having won the Prix Niel over the course and distance, Cracksman would have been fully entitled to take on his stablemate in Paris, but Gosden decided to split his aces and it proved the correct call after his star colt dominated his rivals in the Champion Stakes at Ascot.

Providing both horses stay sound, a clash between the Clarehaven pair next season seems inevitable and Gosden admits it would be a "dream" to have both lining up in the Arc at the new Longchamp .

"Cracksman is just winding down and cantering, and Enable is trotting. Because they are three turning four, they are still growing so we will ease them back in light canters in the spring and hope they come back bigger and stronger," speaking in America, where he is at the Breeders' Cup.

"Both their owners want very much to go through to a crack at the Arc, and if they are in good form going into Longchamp next year that will be the dream."

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