Next Race Newspaper
Free Bets
My Account

Friday, 14 December, 2018

Enable all but seals horse of the year crown with Arc triumph

Enable comes clear of her field to land the Arc under Frankie Dettori
1 of 1

Enable has taken control of the race to be crowned Cartier horse of the year courtesy of her Chantilly demolition job on Sunday.

In winning her fifth Group 1 of the year in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Enable took back the top spot from Winter, who had leapfrogged the dual Oaks winner when the ranking were last updated in September.

Enable is the first to break the 200-point mark and holds a commanding lead over Winter, with another Arc runner Ulysses back in third as the Flat season enters its final stages.

Cartier Horse Of The Year standings

Enable 208
Winter 164
Ulysses 152
Ribchester 142
Decorated Knight 128
Barney Roy 116
Churchill 104

Harry Herbert, Cartier’s racing consultant, said: "Enable’s breath-taking victory at Chantilly was out of the top drawer and she must rank as one of the best three-year-old fillies of the modern era.

"She's set to be crowned Cartier Horse of the Year 2017, barring a truly sensational performance by another horse. The season is far from over, however, with Newmarket’s Dubai Future Champions Festival and Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot to look forward to this month."

Happily: heads the standings for the Two-Year-Old Filly

Results at Chantilly on Sunday also had an impact on the race for the Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly title, with Happily now dominating proceedings following her win against the colts in the Group 1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere.

She leads the way on 80 points from her stablemate Clemmie, who has 56 points following her first Group 1 win in the Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket.

Points accumulated from Pattern races through the season contribute towards 30 per cent of the final verdict of the Cartier Racing Awards' 'Electoral College', with the remainder split equally between a panel of journalists and experts on the one hand, and a public vote comprising viewers of ITV Racing and readers of the Racing Post and Daily Telegraph on the other.

Updated standings

Three-Year-Old Colt
Barney Roy 116
Churchill 104
Harry Angel 100

Three-Year-Old Filly
Enable 208
Winter 164
Roly Poly 96

Harry Angel 100
Marsha 76
Battaash 56

Big Orange 72
Vazirabad 71
Order Of St George 68
Stradivarius 56

Two-Year-Old Colt
Beckford 48
Sioux Nation 48
US Navy Flag 48
Unfortunately 48
Verbal Dexterity 40

Two-Year-Old Filly
Happily 80
Clemmie 56
Heartache 36
Wild Illusion 34
Different League 32
Magical 32


Enable’s breath-taking victory at Chantilly was out of the top drawer and she must rank as one of the best three-year-old fillies of the modern era

Key data

E.W. Terms
Sky bet