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Enable's perfect end to British career

Winning team: Enable and Frankie Dettori yesterday
Winning team: Enable and Frankie Dettori yesterday

By Nick Robson

Enable continued her winning streak with another brilliant performance in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York.

Quickly out of the stalls on the final start of her career in Britain, the John Gosden-trained mare repeated her victory in this race from 2017 in emphatic fashion.

Frankie Dettori was comfortable at the head of affairs when he asked the Khalid Abdullah-owned five-year-old for her effort in the straight, and saw off old adversary Magical after the very briefest of tussles to win by two and three-quarter lengths.

Enable (1-4 favourite) will now attempt to lift the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe for an unprecedented third successive year at ParisLongchamp in October.

Gosden said: "It was a gorgeous performance from her. She was quick from the gates and there's no point taking her back, so I said to Frankie if she's out there let her float away.

"She was drawn one and there was no point complicating it and disappointing her, we should let her go and do her own thing.

"She cruised round there and really quickened the last two furlongs - she really turned it on. It's a long way in front - a mile and a half round the Knavesmire.

"Magical came to her, but she found a lot in the last two furlongs, to that extent she showed her class and it was a good performance. She likes her training and she likes her racing, which is why I didn't want a massive gap to the Arc.

"She's not a filly that likes to be let all the way down, so between the King George and the Arc was too big a gap. She prefers to be let down a little and then brought back up for a race."

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