Enable favourite to make it 13 consecutive wins in a record-breaking Arc victory
Excitement is building to immense levels ahead of Enable’s date with desitiny in Paris. 13 consecutive wins, a record-breaking third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on the line, 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, and has done it across the globe – in the UK, Ireland, France and America.
While she endured a troubled last season with injury, the current campaign has been faultless as she has stretched her Group 1 tally to 10 with a hat-trick of wins in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown, the King George at Ascot and the Yorkshire Oaks at York.
As John Gosden said ‘perhaps Frankel is the greatest colt and Enable is the greatest filly.’ A victory for the wondermare on Sunday at 3:05 will certainly further back up that claim!
Let’s take a look back and appreciate her greatness…
— ITV Racing (@itvracing) June 2, 2017
Enable demonstrated her mental toughness and determination to win in the 2017 Investec Oaks.
The weather may have been atrocious but Enable’s performance was the complete opposite. She crossed the line five lengths ahead of the well-fancied 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 having beaten almost half of the field in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes. 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
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.”
Enable clocked up a 10th consecutive victory as the flying filly won the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on her seasonal return.
Enable emulated her dad Nathaniel, the 2012 winner, with a success that was much more comfortable than the three quarters of a length margin implied.
The talented runner-up, Magical, simply just couldn’t land a serious blow with Enable sweeping aside any concerns revolving around it being her first race in eight months, and over a distance short of her best.
😍😍😍 ENABLE has done it again, winning the Coral-Eclipse after a long lay-off to collect her eighth win at Group 1 level @FrankieDettori with the winning ride at @Sandownpark pic.twitter.com/rFG1WD0ZEL
— Champions Series (@ChampionsSeries) July 6, 2019
King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes
The attitude of a champion – strength, perseverance, resilience, all shown in a simply epic renewal of the King George.
Enable held off the toughest challenge of her career from Crystal Ocean to battle to victory.
Without doubt one of the best races of the year!
She's done it! 🙌
— ITV Racing (@itvracing) July 27, 2019