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Enable given green light to contest the Breeders' Cup Turf

The dual Arc winner has now been given the go ahead to travel over to Churchill Downs to contest the Breeders' Cup Turf. The champion filly is now set to showcase her talent to the US racing public, and can she now cement herself as a legend of the sport? Punters have been betting on horse racing with this race proving popular, as she has now been pushed into the shortest priced favourite of the Breeders' Cup meeting.

All systems go for the dual Arc heroine according to Teddy Grimthorpe...

— At The Races (@AtTheRaces) October 16, 2018

This will not come as a surprise as she has firmly established herself as Europe's leading filly over the last two seasons. As a three-year-old she burst on to the scene, running away with the Epsom Oaks by five lengths from a well-fancied O'Brien favourite. Enable was then sent to contest the Irish version and again put in a dominating performance to win effortlessly by just over five lengths.

She was clearly a class apart in her division, and was thus supplemented to take on her elders in the prestigious King George at Ascot at the end of July. No matter, as she oozed class to clear away from a strong field that included the 2016 Breeders' Cup Turf winner, Highland Reel. Her next start in a record breaking 2017 was the Yorkshire Oaks, and she made all as expected against a weak field.

The season all culminated with her showcasing her talent in Europe's premier turf race, the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Under her regular pilot Dettori she proved she was in a different class, to clear away and win comfortably. It looked like this would be her last start following an injury but she returned following a 342-day absence recently. Enable looked very well within herself on her comeback and showed she retains that ability in beating the reliable Crystal Ocean comfortably at Kempton.

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Enable wins her second Arc
©France Galop
Her next start was the Arc, as she looked to emulate the likes of Treve in defending her title in this prestigious contest. Despite only being 80% fit according to her trainer, John Gosden, she was sent off at a shade of odds on. As is customary, she travelled ominously well to put the race to bed, before the fast finishing Sea of Class nearly pipped her on the line.

Enable now heads to Churchill Downs, so can she do it? The Breeders' Cup has been a graveyard for past Arc winners with eight in total having been downed. This includes the great Sakhee, who went on to finish runner-up in the 2001 Classic. These horses had all had hard seasons, and as Enables arrives as a relatively fresh horse, she is going to take the world of beating and can prove this against the top US horses.

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