Enable favourite to make it 10 consecutive victories in Saturday’s Coral-Eclipse
Only one more sleep until Enable gets Britain’s heart racing as she steps foot on Sandown’s perfectly manicured turf. 10 consecutive wins, can she do it?
Enable is not only of the best fillies but one of the best horses of the modern age. She has beaten the boys on the biggest stages on, and has done it across the globe – in both France and America.
The superstar filly will make her seasonal reappearance in tomorrow’s Coral-Eclipse, a race renowned for its one mile, one furlong and 209 yards of thrill and excitement. You just need to have a look at the last two renewals where top-class horses Ulysses and Roaring Lion won heartstopping races, winning by a nose and a neck respectively.
This year, like every other, it is being contested by high-quality horses blessed with both speed and stamina. Enable’s rivals include, a son of Galileo, Magical, who will be attempting to go one better after her Prince of Wales’s second at Royal Ascot last month. She also finished second to Enable last year in the Breeder’s Cup over in America and with the advantage of race fitness, Magical will be hoping she can come out on top.
Regal Reality could also be a strong contender having recently won over course and distance, but it will be interesting to see how he finds the step up in the level of racing as he competes against the very best.
With such fantastic talent ready to leap from Sandown’s starting stalls, make sure you don’t miss what will be one of racing’s 2019 highlights! With so many stars entered into the race, it will be a true test of Enable’s quality on her first start of 2019.
10 career victories will be a phenomenal achievement should she prevail, adding to a stellar career. Let’s take a look at her best victories to date.
— ITV Racing (@itvracing) June 2, 2017
Enable demonstrated her mental toughness and determination to win in the 2017 Oaks.
The weather was atrocious but Enable’s performance was the complete opposite. She crossed the line five lengths ahead of the favourite Rhododendron.
Darley Irish Oaks
Watch Enable win the Darley Irish Oaks for Frankie Dettori and John Gosden. pic.twitter.com/KLINbu1vvI
— RTÉ Racing (@RTEracing) July 15, 2017
Enable’s epic performance in the Darley Irish Oaks 2017 qualified her as Europe’s top-rated middle distance three year old at the time. She really pulled out all of the stops to beat Rain Goddess by five and a half lengths.
King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes
— Champions Series (@ChampionsSeries) July 29, 2017
Not wanting to settle for just first place in the Epsom Oaks and the Irish Oaks, Enable wanted more. She wanted to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes and guess what… she did it!
Another unreal performance from Enable in the driving rain. It was the first time she beat the colts and the older generation of horses, Enable was starting to go into a class of her own!
Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
— Racing TV (@RacingTV) October 1, 2017
Enable’s fantastic form and steely mentality meant trainer John Gosden entered her in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly.
The star went into the race as favourite and having beaten almost half of the field in the King George. The champion didn’t disappoint. She led the field over the finishing line clear by two and a half lengths.
Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 2018
She's done it 🙌
Enable has won the 2018 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe! pic.twitter.com/aC2esVCYkQ
— ITV Racing (@itvracing) October 7, 2018
After a 342 day break, Enable ran in her first Group One of the season only a single month after her warm up win at Kempton.
This time her mentality, as well as her class would be severely tested in what became one of the most exciting finishes to the race for a very long time. It was a pulsating Arc with Enable just managing to hold off the fast-finishing Sea Of Class to win by a neck.
This was an incredible achievement after such a long spell out of action in 2018, and Gosden said she wasn’t 100% before the race!
Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf
"When I asked her 'come on baby, let's go' she went half a length up"
Frankie Dettori talks through his historic win in the Breeders Cup Turf on ENABLE.
— Champions Series (@ChampionsSeries) November 5, 2018
The final victory and possibly one of our favourites is Enable’s more recent appearance in the Longines Breeder’s Cup.
Eight previous winners of the Arc, including Dancing Brave and Golden Horn, have been defeated in races at the Breeders Cup when lining up in the same season – but not Enable!
Dettori said; “she was happy, she wasn’t struggling and I let the pace develop in front of me… I just waited for her to give me the message that she was ready to go.”
Fingers crossed the dream team get their 10th consecutive win together on Saturday!