John Gosden’s Enable will now race in the Yorkshire Oaks at York’s Ebor festival in preparation ahead of her tilt at a third Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe. This is also likely to be her last start in the UK, so she is as always expected to draw big crowds. Punters have already began using online bonus codes to support her for the race, despite her set to go off a short price of around 1/5.
The five year old mare has won her last 11 races, with nine of these at Group one level. On each occasion she was ridden by Frankie Dettori and they will continue their partnership. She also has a career record of 12 wins from just 13 starts as she continues to prove she is the world’s best.
Enable is of course coming off the back of that gutsy success in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth stakes at Ascot. This saw her beat Crystal Ocean by a neck, who is set to renew the rivalry when they again face off in the Arc in October. This victory also meant that Enable became the first horse to regain the King George. A remarkable achievement.
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Last season, despite not being at her best she was able to defend her crown in Europe’s richest race. This also meant she became the first British trained horse to win the race twice. This victory also meant a sixth success in the race for her Jockey Frankie Dettori. Enable’s second victory meant she joined a select group of dual winners of the Arc, that includes Ksar, Ribot, Alleged and most recently Treve. The question now is can Enable become the first horse to win this race on three occasions? Treve came closest when finishing fourth in her bid for a third consecutive victory in the race back in 2015.
A victory would likely draw an end to her remarkable career and there is little doubt she is going to go down as one of the greatest we have ever seen. She truly is a legend of flat racing. First up should be an easy victory in the Yorkshire Oaks and she looks to continue her unbeaten run that dates back to April 2017.