Enable and Dettori in double Arc triumph


Story highlights

  • Enable wins Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
  • Second straight win for filly
  • Ridden by Frankie Dettori

The John Gosden-trained filly is only the eighth horse to achieve the double with Dettori winning it for a sixth time.

But the odds-on favorite was given an almighty scare by another filly, Sea of Class under James Doyle, who came with a dramatic late run and was a stride away from causing an upset.

Cloth of Stars finished a creditable third.

Irish and Yorkshire Oaks winner Sea of Class was last entering the straight but weaved through the field to almost catch Enable, who was well-placed throughout and timed her run to perfection under the wily Dettori.

Enable was a lauded winner of last year’s Arc, but missed most of this year’s campaign through injury before an impressive return at Kempton left her as the pre-race pick by most experts.

“She wasn’t at her best today,” admitted Gosden. “It’s entirely down the filly and her guts and she was given a lovely ride by Frankie.”

Gosden also hinted Enable may stay in training as a five-year-old in an attempt to win the monument for an historic third time.

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