ENABLE showed her brilliance as she made a superb seasonal debut in the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown.
The John Gosden-trained mare became only the third of her sex to win the mile-and-a-quarter showpiece, after Pebbles (1985) and Kooyonga (1992) – and did it in style as she registered her eighth triumph at the highest level.
She’s back! ?? #WillingAndEnable ??— Racing TV (@RacingTV) July 6, 2019
Mighty mare Enable wins the Coral-Eclipse @Sandownpark ??
?? Races: 12
?? Wins: 11
?? G1 wins: 8
?? Prize-money: £8,432,325
?? Frankie’s record on her: 1111111111
?? Eclipse: Only third of her sex to win after Pebbles (1985) & Kooyonga (1992) pic.twitter.com/8MJeEnv28V
Frankie Dettori had the 4/6 favourite in the ideal pitch in second place behind the Aidan-O’Brien-trained Hunting Horn, before asking the dual Prix de ‘Arc de Triomphe heroine to go and win her race.
Though it was her first start since the Breeders’ Cup, she had the class to overcome any race-rustiness and defeat her old rival Magical, from the O’Brien team, by three-quarters of a length.
Regal Reality was two lengths back in third.
"She tells you what she wants. All you have to do is listen."— Racing TV (@RacingTV) July 6, 2019
Great stuff from John Gosden on Enable - her intelligence, mentality and the temperament behind one of the racing's great mares @nickluck pic.twitter.com/8JYiZqk5um