Talking Horses: Yorkshire Oaks clash is off as Enable goes to Kempton

By: Chris Cook Monday 10 August 2020

A first meeting with the Oaks winner Love seemed on the cards but veteran mare will have a quieter Arc prep next month

Next week’s seismic clash in the Yorkshire Oaks is off, connections of Enable having decided to prioritise her attempt to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for an unprecedented third time. It had been hoped that she would line up on the Knavesmire against Love, the much-feted Irish filly who won the Oaks by nine lengths.

That would have turned the York race, a week on Thursday, into a mini-Arc, since Enable and Love are the top two in the betting for the Paris race in early October. But it has been decided that might not be the ideal preparation for the older mare, a six-year-old.

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