First Win for Enable Three-Quarter Sister

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday July 15

A three-quarter sister to two time European Horse of the Year Enable, three year old Frankel filly Portrush broke her maiden at Yarmouth in the UK overnight.

A homebred for Juddmonte trained by John Gosden, Portrush ahs been given plenty of time and improved on her debut second at Newbury last month to score a soft neck win in the 1m2f maiden.


“Portrush came on nicely from her debut and got a lovely hands and heels ride - he [Rab Havlin] didn't rush her into it. She'll probably be a 1m4f filly in time but we'll see whether we leave her at that trip [1m2f] for one more start. She's probably one to take our time with and build her up gently,” said Thady Gosden, representing trainer John Gosden.

Portrush is the sixth winner from six foals to race from stakes-winning Sadler’s Wells mare Concentric, whose best offspring is 10- time Group I winner Enable.

Enable is by Galileo’s Group I winning son Nathaniel, while Portrush is by Galileo’s champion son Frankel.


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