Jockey Frankie Dettori toasted an “effortless” race on Enable after landing a record fifth win at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly on Sunday.
Dettori steered the John Gosden-trained 10/11 favourite to a commanding victory in Europe’s richest horse race, banking himself £2.5m. Cloth Of Stars was second and Ulysses third.
“It was too perfect,” he said. “It happened exactly like I thought and she won like I thought. Usually in an Arc something happens but it was so smooth, so effortless.
“I was very confident all week. She is a tremendous filly. I kicked and she gave me four lengths and the race was over. She’s amazing and is an absolute freak. I love her. John is a genius.”
Gosden, enjoying a second Arc triumph in three years, ruled out taking the three-year-old to California for next month’s Breeders’ Cup but hinted he could be aimed at next year’s running.
“I think it would be wrong to run her again this year. I think to go to the Breeders’ Cup would be wrong, too hard on the filly,” he said.
“If she is in great form we should consider next year. Maybe it would be wonderful to go to the opening of the new Longchamp and try to do it [win the Arc] again.”