Frankie Dettori completes final preparations on John Gosden superstar Enable with one week to go until Paris
FRANKIE Dettori has put the finishing touches on Enable's Arc preparations in Newmarket.
He partnered John Gosden's superstar on the gallops on Saturday morning, in one of her last pieces of work before the big day.
Next Sunday she will attempt to win a historic third Arc in France off the back of smooth wins in the King George and the September Stakes.
Dettori admits he gets nervous before the big races but is determined to enjoy himself this time around.
He said: "I rode Enable, she's in good form, and I rode Palace Pier so two champions.
"That was probably one of her last main pieces of work and she'll do one more next week before going to Paris.
"I'm happy. I'm not nervous – yet!
"She went over seven furlongs on the round gallop with her usual companion.
"She's never been a flashy worker at home but her action his good, her mental strength is good and it's all systems go.
"It's weird that John may not be able to go this year because of the quarantine so it will be a little bit surreal but I'm sure we'll talk about it."
Gosden also runs another of Dettori's favourites, Stradivarius, but he still needs a jockey with planned stand-in Andrea Atzeni unable to commit due to the required quarantine period on his return.
The Italian added: "Don't forget the Strad – he's in good form. I've no idea who will ride him but he's in good form and I think he's slipped under the radar. I thought he travelled really well last time.
"Obviously I know Enable's going to stud so I'm trying to enjoy it, I'm not going to stress. Arcs are not gimmes, you've got to take on the world and I think John has her the best she can be so we just need a bit of luck."
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