As the sun set upon the picturesque racecourse of Chantilly for the final day of September, anticipation and momentum was building for the day that was to follow. Not just for the tantalizing Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe that marks the bittersweet end of the flat season here in Europe, but for the horse on the tip of everyone’s tongue…
The prowess that the three year old Nathaniel filly holds with an Oaks, Irish & Yorkshire Oaks, AND a King George firmly under her girth is undebatable. Sheer, admirable grit when she takes to centre stage is visible to all those that behold and regard her.
As for her jockey, as far as names go, they tend to be singularly subject of those captivated by the racing world. However, Frankie Dettori is one of worldwide class, so it was to no surprise that he would be her pilot as he has been for the last 6 of her 8 runs.Making their way to the start, there would still be the wonder of how the result may turn out. However, doubt would become but a fleeting thought as the race began with the rhythmic drumming of hooves on the soft October ground as Enable began perhaps her toughest challenge yet against such established rivals such as Ulysses and Order Of St George.
Quick into her stride, she and Frankie became poetry in motion as they soared past their competitors and made it crystal clear that they were not there to just take part, but to win the prestigious title and over 2 million in prize money.
One thing is for certain, we have not seen the end of her abilities. I for one wait in excitement to see what this feisty filly will achieve next.
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