ENABLE claimed an eighth Group One success and a first at ten furlongs by landing the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown.

Frankie Dettori tracked the trailblazing Hunting Horn throughout the contest and his partner was still on the bridle two furlongs out.

She quickened to the front and had the reserves up the hill to hold off old rival Magical by three-quarters of a length.

It was two lengths back to Regal Reality in third.

“It’s been a long preparation and she’s only started coming to herself in the last two weeks. Quite frankly she’s come here at 85%, maybe 90, and in the last furlong I was concerned,” winning trainer John Gosden told ITV Racing.

“I told Frankie ‘if she gets tired, you look after her’ this is not a prep, it’s an Eclipse, but a prep for the rest of the year.

“I couldn’t be more pleased with her. She got a lovely ride and Frankie always wanted to be where he was. She’s an exceptional athlete.

“Like her father (Nathaniel), to come from an eight month lay-off to win an Eclipse is not an easy thing and she’s done it all herself. The King George is the plan.”

She is now even-money for the Ascot showpiece, a race she won last year.

-Sky Sports.


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