Enable Heads To The Top Of The Cartier Awards

Cartier Awards

Super-mare Enable has managed to grab top spot in the Cartier Horse Of The Year Award heading into the end of the season with the dual Arc winner landing the accolade back in 2017 and is now favourite to do it again.

The John Gosden-trained five-year-old took top spot passing four other rivals in the standings after her superb display in the Yorkshire Oaks at the Ebor meeting which saw her land her tenth Group 1 success last Thursday.

She now sits on 128 points with Aidan O'Brien's Magical keeping second spot and going up to 12 points after finishing second behind Enable last week.

The daughter of Nathaniel is bidding to become the first ever horse to win the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Paris Longchamp for the third time in consecutive years in what looks to be her next event and maybe her final one on a racecourse.

If she manages to pull this off, which most of the racing world is praying for, she will be certain to reclaim her Cartier title and become only the third horse to win the award twice after Frankel and Ouija Board previously did it.

Battaash was another horse to make waves at the Ebor meeting finally putting to bed his hoodoo on the Knavesmire when landing the Group One Nunthorpe Stakes, seeing him go up to 80 points.

This took him to joint second in the sprinters division still a huge 26 points behind the retired Blue Point who looks to have boxed off that division with his two remarkable wins at Royal Ascot.

Stradivarius recorded his ninth straight victory to land his second £1 million Weatherbys Hamilton bonus and with that, strengthened his position at the top of the stayers division for another season with 112 points with Dee Ex Bee his closest rival with 64 points.

The five year old is joint in third place in the overall Cartier standings alongside another of John Gosden's horses in Too Darn Hot who has now been retired.

Others to mention in the different categories is Aidan O'Brien's star three year old Japan who narrowly took the Group One Juddmonte International last week and he has now gone to 108 points and looks the main threat to Too Darn Hot to take the champion three year old title.

Siskin now leads the two year old division after his victory in the Phoenix Stakes which saw him land his first Group One of his career and he sits on 48 points.

Cartier Horse Of The Year
Enable 128
Magical 120
Crystal Ocean 112
Stradivarius 112
Too Darn Hot 112
Japan 108
Blue Point 106
Hermosa 96
Advertise 80
Battaash 80

Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt 
Too Darn Hot 112
Japan 108
Advertise 80
Anthony Van Dyck 64
Circus Maximus 56
Persian King 56

Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt
Siskin 48
Earthlight 40
A'Ali 32
Threat 32
Armoury 24
Golden Horde 24