Enable to race in Yorkshire Oaks, seeking 12th straight win

Enable and jockey Frankie Dettori at Ascot
Enable beat Crystal Ocean by a neck to win over a mile and four furlongs at Ascot last time out

Enable will seek a 12th straight win on Thursday at York in what is expected to be the wonder mare's final race on British soil.

Frankie Dettori takes the ride again in the Yorkshire Oaks against Magical, Lah Ti Dar and South Sea Pearl.

The five-year-old Enable, trained by John Gosden, has already won nine contests at the top Group One level.

She is being aimed at an unprecedented treble in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp in October.

Last month she became the first horse to regain the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes crown at Ascot after an epic duel with Crystal Ocean.

"It could be the last time we see Enable run in England so I have mixed feelings of nerves and excitement," said Dettori.

"I just hope she can show what she is made of. She has become the darling of horse racing."

Enable is expected to be retired at the end of the year, but Dettori hopes to carry on for a few seasons despite turning 49 this December.

The Italian-born jockey has won 13 Group One races this year, just three short of his best tally of 16 in 2001.

Chief opposition over 1m and 3f on Thursday is expected to come from Magical, trained by Aidan O'Brien, who was second - beaten three quarters of a length both times - to Enable in the Breeders' Cup Turf and the Coral-Eclipse.

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