We are now in the last stages of the Flat Season after last weeks Arc where Enable did what so many super 3 year old Filly’s could not do and won the Arc.
Frankie refused to be drawn into a battle with the Ballydoyle mob who turned up with about 78 runners and went flying off to try and get her lit up. She did pull early but she is an exuberant traveller at the best of times and it does not hinder heroine the closing stages. When he said go there was no hint of a long season she bounded clear making group 1 winners look slow.
The plan will be to hit all the big group 1 races before defending the Arc and retiring this time next year. Nothing is certain in life as in racing or is it the other way round and there may be a wonder 3 year old who beats her from next years crop but I cannot construct a case for any older horse turning the tables on her next year.
A special word for John Gosden who has trained her superbly after a slow start and built her up into the Filly of a lifetime. And Dettori often an irritating character and far from the permanent cheeky chappy routine in real life has ridden her superbly. Dettori when on his game in a big race is a sight to behold and we should enjoy him while he is still riding because when he retires he will leave a massive hole in the sport. His performances on Enable have been vintage Frankie.
Ascot stage a good late season card today with the punting highlight the 3.35 Totescoop6 challenge cup a heritage handicap. As you would expect there is many in with a shout but I can pass on a huge word for the Karl Burke trained Mjjack currently a 12/1 shot with our friends from BetVictor. The money is going down on this one today and late season ground is perfect. Clifford Lee takes a handy 3 pounds off the weight.
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