Enable is the odds-on favourite to add the Yorkshire Oaks to her English and Irish Classic successes.
Trained by John Gosden for Khalid Abdullah, Enable stamped herself as out of the ordinary when she beat the males in the King George at Ascot.
Gosden also managed the feat with Taghrooda three years ago and she turned up for the Yorkshire Oaks as the odds-on favourite but was turned over by Tapestry.
“In all the big races everything has to go right. If you don’t bring your ‘A Game’ then, no matter how good you are, you are not going to win,” Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager for owner Khalid Abdullah, said.
“That is the hardest thing for people outside racing to understand. They are not machines and you can’t just change the tyres, fill up the oil, or whatever. When a horse is on form it always looks like smooth clockwork, but getting them to the races and in the best shape of mind is not an easy thing to do.”
It was briefly considered Enable could run in the race sponsored by her owner, the Juddmonte International, a day earlier on Wednesday.
“We like to look at all the options and it came under consideration,” Grimthorpe said.
“We might have had another look had the ground come up extreme but, realistically, the Yorkshire Oaks was always the main aim.
“Touch wood, Enable has taken it all very well so far. She handles herself well under pressure, which is always a good sign. In the preliminaries she’s well collected and within herself, which is important before a big race.”
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