Frankie Dettori backs Enable to make history


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Frankie Dettori has suggested that “records are there to be broken” ahead of Enable’s bid to make history at the Breeders’ Cup in America this weekend.

The John Gosden-trained four-year-old will attempt to become the first horse to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and follow up with victory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf in the same season.

The likes of Golden Horn – ridden by Dettori and trained by Gosden – are amongst those to have failed in America having already won Europe’s premier middle-distance contest.

Enable had just one race before going to Paris to win the Arc and that low-mileage can be a big asset for the four-year-old superstar filly, according to her partner in crime.

He also feels that she has proved her versatility during her European career so far and doesn’t feel soft ground at Churchill Downs would be a big barrier.

“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,” said Dettori.

“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.”

Enable is favourite at 1.57 to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf on Saturday, with Waldgeist 6.00 and Magical 8.00 in a field where the Europeans are expected to dominate.

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