Horse racing: Mare's Enable and the hat-Trick in the Prix de l'arc de Triomphe

if you think about the four-legged Stars of the gallop sports of the past ten years, you can't get past these three mares: the German Danedream, Winx from Aust

Horse racing: Mare's Enable and the hat-Trick in the Prix de l'arc de Triomphe

if you think about the four-legged Stars of the gallop sports of the past ten years, you can't get past these three mares: the German Danedream, Winx from Australia and, above all, Enable in England. Danedream had won in a true Cinderella story from the 9000-Euro-"fun horse" for the Queen of the most important races in Europe soared up, Winx "Down Under," 33 races in a row and was even immortalized on a stamp. Both are now in the stud, but the six-year-old Enable now trying to write history in the most important horse races in Europe. You want to win in October as the first horse ever to win the Prix de l'arc de Triomphe for the third Time – and 100 years after the first edition of the Paris mega-race.

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On Sunday test Enable at Sandown Park, South of London in the Eclipse Stakes now with the much anticipated season debut. "It is only 85 per cent fit, you will need the race," he tried to her Trainer John Gosden to dampen the high expectations of something. However, the British weather did Enable the house-high favourite. In the end, it was enough "only" to two, more than two lengths behind Ghaiyyath that dominated the 250,000-pound-doped group-I race over 2000 metres from Start to finish. The five-year-old stallion demonstrated his runaway wealth of the top, with which he had swept away in the previous year at the Grand Prix of Baden by 14 lengths ahead of the German Elite. The losing Gosden was nevertheless satisfied. "The track at Sandown comes to horses, the to tackle the race from the front", he analyzed. "The enthusiasm and will to win were at Enable available," the tall Briton, who is never seen without a hat on the track. "It has been missing in her condition," said her Jockey Frankie Dettori. Overall, the Mare has now won in 16 Starts, 13 Times, was placed three Times and more than eleven million euros in prize funds collected.

The bitter defeat she suffered last October against the German-owned forest spirit, the extruded in the Arc on the second place and the historic hat-Trick failed. After this defeat, the world had expected that the Enable goes to the stud. But its owner, the Saudi Prince Khalid Abdullah, will try again this year. Much to the delight of your permanent rider: "I still have another year with my special girl, is wonderful," the 49-year-old Dettori. "It is the horse of my life. She has this amazing lung capacity. If you get air, I can feel how my legs move. This feeling I have with her,“ says Dettori. Gosden was able to take comfort in that he took on Sunday in Chantilly for the French Derby with Mishriff. The three-year-old colt won the Prix du Jockey Club on 2100 meters before The Summit, Victor Ludorum and in France by the German Andreas Schütz supervised Dawn Intello.

In the French Mare Derby, the German breeding just missed out on a direct hit: in England, the Jessica Harrington-trained Alpine Star, a subsidiary of the German Derby winner Sea The Moon, placed fourth in Prix de Diane, only just beaten in second place behind the Fancy Blue. You will be supervised by Donnacha O'brien, who was with Peaceful third party. O'brien senior was able to get over the defeat, he had won the previous day in Epsom, but once again the original English versions of the Derby and Oaks.

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 14:19

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