Kerry Lee: I'm firmly behind Enable in the Arc

Enable is bidding to become the first horse to win the Arc three times.
Enable is bidding to become the first horse to win the Arc three times.

In the first edition of her new regular feature on HorseRacing.net, Welsh National-winning trainer Kerry Lee gives her views on the hot topics in racing at the moment, as Enable bids for an historic third win in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in Paris at the weekend. 

I'll certainly be calling for a statue of Enable if she becomes the first horse the win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe three times. 

I think Arc fever has gripped racing this week, fuelled by the superstar mare. It would be her 11th career Group 1 success - a tally that surpasses even that of the mighty Frankel. 

I was lucky enough to be at York for her UK swan song in the Yorkshire Oaks, and I was delighted to see her literally scoot clear of Magical. It's going to be a massive undertaking for Enable, but nothing would make me happier on Sunday than to see her win. 

The main opposition looks likely to come from the Coolmore contingent; in the form of the International Stakes winner Japan, and Enable's old foe Magical. Both command plenty of respect, and it will be interesting to see which horse Ryan Moore opts to ride.

Meanwhile, it was bold talk in the Racing Post about Ghaiyyath from jockey William Buick. He's got to be respected after a 14-length win in Germany last time out, though Godolphin haven't won the Arc since 2002...my first visit to Lonchamp was to see Sakhee win in 2001, partnered by the master himself. 

Frankie already has six Arc wins to his name - could this be the magnificent seventh?

Longchamp always features an International angle, and there are some British raiders to take note of in the supporting races. Mabs Cross and Battaash line up again in the Prix de l'Abbaye – the duo who were first and fourth respectively in this last year. I’ll be siding with Battaash this time around, but either way, an English-trained winner would be a huge celebration.

Closer to home, there are many trainers up in arms about the closure of Towcester Racecourse.  We had a lot of runners there over the years, and it really is a travesty.  

The day AP McCoy rode his 4000th winner at the track my father trained Kris Spin, who finished second to Mountain Tunes – what a claim to fame!!

From a training perspective, it always really saddens me to see racecourses closing or going out of business.  It can massively affect you as a yard when a racecourse that's local to you closes down - as we experienced when Hereford was out of action. 

When racing is local to you it makes a big difference, as it reduces travel time, and brings people to your yard; either jockeys riding out before racing, or owners who pay a visit before heading to the track. 

I often consider how lucky we are to have Hereford back in action, and the track is going from strength to strength under the watchful eye of Managing Director, Rebecca Davies. The first meeting of the season is now less than a fortnight away, on 15 October, and I'm looking forward to visiting the track again this season.

On the flip side to the Towcester news, it's great to see the news that Chester Race Company will take on the running of Musselburgh.

I've always been a fan of Bangor Racecourse, one of my local Jumps tracks, and if they run it with anything like the professionalism that they run both Chester and Bangor, it will prove to be a rip-roaring success. 

Today's Racing Tips
Advert Disclaimer
Horseracing.net is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Horseracing.net accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.

100% Up To £50 Welcome Bonus + 25 Spins

#AD 18+ begambleaware.org; New bettors get 100% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded; Free spins validity: 7 days; Free spins max. winnings = £100; See full terms; Terms apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after  settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after  the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets (APP Only)
#AD New UK, IE & Malta customers only. 18+. Min £10/€10 first deposit using Debit Card or Trustly. Place a bet of £10 at min odds of 1.5. Free bets expire in 90 days. Full T&Cs apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £60 in Bonuses
#AD New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Horse Racing market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Money Back As Cash Up To £20
#AD Max £20 refund on first bet. Bet must be placed in first 7 days of account opening. Only deposits made via Debit Card will be eligible for the promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus
#AD Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets
#AD Offer includes a free £1 Race Index spread bet to try out our exciting 50-25-10 race markets. Place a £10 fixed odds bet at minimum odds of 1/2. Get 2 x £10 free fixed odds bets + 2 x £5 free Winning Favourites spread bets. Bet with live streaming on all racing and greyhounds! Ts&Cs Apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
£25 Free Bet + 10 Free Spins
If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting, QuinnBet will refund 50% of your losses as a Free Bet up to £25 (min 3 bets) Plus 10 Free Spins on Asgard Warriors. Even if your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet Plus 10 Free Spins provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at the minimum odds. T&Cs apply | 18+ New UK Customers Only | BeGambleAware.org
Latest racing results
Wolverhampton
20:30
1stCurley Rose
2ndMidnight Train
3rdDonna Italiana
Wolverhampton
20:00
1stKenilworth King
2ndDiamond Jill
3rdPeripeteia
Wolverhampton
19:30
1stStrike Red
2ndZero Carbon
3rdEmperor Spirit
View All Today's Results