Enable makes all in the Yorkshire Oaks

Filed on 25 Aug 2017 @ 10:15

Enable (Nathaniel) won her fourth Group One when making all under Frankie Dettori to win the Group One Darley Yorkshire Oaks on Thursday, forging ever further clear in the long straight to beat her stablemate Coronet. Queen's Trust was third with Nezwaah fourth.

Winning trainer John Gosden said: "She got a little bit lonely in front, but she's done it beautifully. It's proved she can do it from the front as well.

"She's somewhat special. I think at a mile and a half she is the best filly I've ever trained, she's exceptional and able to do it both ways, from the front and off the pace.

"She'll go to the Arc."

Dettori said: "I must say she got a bit bored in the end. I pushed her out, but I felt I had something left if someone had come to her. If you try and keep with her, they will break their lungs and that's why she wins by five lengths.

"I had to stretch her out and she likes to have a fight on her hands - unfortunately today there was no fight and we had to do our own thing.

Gosden added: "I left the tactics up to Frankie. She pricked her ears out in front, but she just got lonely near the end and was just looking for some company. It's not her favourite way of running, but she can do that.

"We had a lot to lose coming here - you all remember a horse called Taghrooda - but we let her use her stride and she has gone and won by five lengths and she can't do any more.

"The timing between this and the Arc is lovely. What else were we going to do. We've now got seven weeks and while we will let her down we will keep her cantering because she is so well she dropped Frankie the other morning.

"We don't need to run her in the Prix Vermeille, but the second might go there, along with Journey. Coronet got lost in Ireland and didn't enjoy herself, but that was much more like it."

Filed on 25 Aug 2017 @ 10:15