Frankie Dettori feels Enable’s truncated season might help when she attempts to add the Breeders’ Cup Turf to her Arc triumph. The four-year-old will try to make history by becoming the first Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner to go on to win the Churchill Downs showpiece.
The filly has raced only twice this season, winning the Group Three 188Bet September Stakes at Kempton before heading to Longchamp to beat Sea of Class by a neck.
The likes of Dancing Brave and Golden Horn have failed to complete the double but that does not bother the Italian legend, who feels history could be made. “I’m aware of the fact that no horse has won an Arc and a Breeders’ Cup Turf, but records are there to be broken,” he said.
“In favour of Enable, she has only raced twice, is very fresh in herself and seems to have travelled over well, and she’s shown her versatility winning around Chester and Epsom and also a King George in soft ground. “You never can be completely certain that everything is spot on, but you certainly wouldn’t suspect it (anything wrong) with this filly.”