IF Stradivarius were to go for the Arc, he would probably have to tackle his stable companion Enable, who put the seal on her career in Britain with another magnificent victory in the Yorkshire Oaks last Thursday week.

Magical was her chief victim again, and this time by an increased margin of two and three-quarter lengths. The overall time was nothing special, but the closing sectionals were decidedly good, with Enable running 34.25s (109.0% finishing speed) for the last three furlongs and Magical 34.58s (108.3%).