Enable set for a racecourse gallop and Pinatubo official rating is announced

It has been announced that Enable has been booked for a racecourse gallop at Newmarket's Rowley Mile on Wednesday morning. She was of course centre stage at the Newmarket Open Weekend on Sunday and this is being seen as a much-needed exercise on turf as part of the build-up to her historic bid for a third successive Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe next month. The wondermare has been confined to exercise on the all-weather surfaces of late due to a lack of rain.

John Gosden said: "Enable has got a little bored of going up the Al Bahathri on work mornings and she really needs to get on some nice turf. Thanks to Newmarket Racecourse and Michael Prosser for allowing us to use the Rowley Mile in the midst of the Gold Season which is a busy time for everybody. Hopefully, the workout on turf will put an edge on Enable and we can then go back to the all-weather surfaces if we need to."

I am on at 6-4 taken back in July for Sunday 6th October and I am very happy with that bet as it stands and it is nice to read she is fit and well.

You knew it was coming, it had to, and today it has been confirmed, Pinatubo has earned a rating of 128 with the BHA after his breathtaking nine-length victory in the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes. The last two-year-old to be rated higher was Celtic Swing on 130 back in 1994. Pinatubo could, of course, go higher yet as this rating could be affected by his performance in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes. A lot has been made of the fact his mark is higher than the legendary Frankel achieved as a juvenile. Frankel finished his two-year-old campaign on 126 alongside Dream Ahead in 2010. 

As good as the Godolphin colt has looked the Frankel and Dream Ahead story does contain a word of caution for those already looking ahead to the Classics of 2020. Frankel, of course, went on to be rated the best ever on an OR of 140, whilst Dream Ahead never bettered his two-year-old rating. Dream Ahead retired fully a stone behind his two-year-old rival on OR's; he did go on to win two 6f Group Ones and the 7f Prix de La Foret so his three-year-old campaign was hardly a disaster but it just shows some of them progress more than others……………..