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Wonder horse Enables Frankie to land historic fifth Triomphe

 

By Chris Wilson

Enable capped a memorable season with a scintillating display in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly.

John Gosden's brilliant filly lined up as the hot favourite for Europe's premier middle-distance contest after four consecutive victories at the top-level in the Epsom Oaks, the Irish Oaks, the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Yorkshire Oaks.

The three-year-old made a fast start from stall two and Frankie Dettori always had her well positioned in behind Aidan O'Brien's pair of Idaho and Order Of St George.

The popular Italian gave Enable her head racing inside the final two furlongs and she quickly stamped her class, quickening clear in stunning fashion to seal a dominant success.

Dettori, winning the Arc for an unprecedented fifth time, said: "I was very confident all week. She is a tremendous filly.

"I've had 29 goes at the Arc, so five is not that great a strike-rate. I'm the first one to get to five and it's a great achievement - it's amazing and very special.

"I'm very proud of this. It hasn't sunk in yet and I'm now looking forward to having a nice glass of something."

Enable has now won five Group Ones on the bounce and also became the first British-trained filly to ever claim the great race.

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