CHARLIE Appleby’s Ghaiyyath (Dubawi), ridden by William Buick, overshadowed favourite Enable to win the Group One Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown.

Described by the race caller as “exuberant” in setting the early pace, Ghaiyyath swung for hom a couple of lengths clear, lengthened away off that high cruising speed and never looked in danger of being caught.

Enable, having her first run of the campaign and absent since finishing second in last year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, was held up off the pace by Frankie Dettori and could never get to the winner – eventually finishing a two-and-a-quarter-length runner-up.

Ghaiyyath and William Buick galloped on remorselessly, as they had at Newmarket, to win at 9-4 from John Gosden’s even-money favourite.

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. I like that expression ‘held up off the pace’ by jockey Frankie Dettori about Enable. It was tactical and good conservation of this exquisite racemare by a caring brilliant rider.

  2. Well wishes to the Enable team ahead of the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes at Ascot Saturday. Thank you Juddmonte for allowing Enable to run in the Breeders’ Cup Turf 2018. I have since been a devoted U.S. fan!!

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