#UK RACING: Enable creates history wins King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes for the third time - Watch race video

Enable - Frankie Dettori
Enable - Frankie Dettori

John Gosden's Enable made history by becoming the first horse to win three King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes after making light work of the two Ballydoyle colts at Ascot on Saturday.

The daughter of Nathaniel was winning her 11th Group One contest and she treated her two rivals with disdain, tanking all over them in driving rain.

Last year’s Irish Derby winner, Sovereign, took them along at a brisk pace, but, while William Buick was bustling him along in the lead as the bell rang on the turn for home, Frankie Dettori was sitting motionless in his slipstream.

He had time for a nonchalant look over his shoulder to see where Japan was, but that rival was toiling in third under Ryan Moore leaving Enable to enjoy a smooth run for home.

She won by five-and-a-half lengths without fuss, Dettori celebrating a record-equalling seventh King George win himself, making him the joint most successful rider in the race along with Lester Piggott.

An overjoyed Dettori told ITV1: "She's unbelievable. She's six, but John has done a great job.

"Three King Georges has never been done before - and now we're going to try the impossible and win three Arcs!

"I love her so much."

The winning trainer spoke with a typically more measured tone, but there was no hiding his admiration for Enable.

"She's trained beautifully for this," said Gosden.

"I was clear she wasn't tuned up properly for (her comeback run in) the Eclipse, but she's back in top order, there's no doubt about that.

"I was expecting to see that, but life can be full of disappointments.

"Some great horses have won this twice - but to do it three times, she's quite some race mare."



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