IN THE end it was nothing more than a stroll in the park for Enable as John Gosden's Ferrari-like filly picked up her fourth Group One of the season in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York today.

Having already beaten the boys in the King George at Ascot, Enable strengthened her position at the head of the betting for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the pre-eminent race in Europe.

With two Oaks in the satchel already, having won at Epsom and the Curragh (and a third if you count the Cheshire version), connections had nothing to gain and everything to lose by sending owner Khalid Abdullah's pride and joy to the Knavesmire for the second day of the Ebor Festival.

Gosden could remember only too recently when Taghrooda was beaten in the same race at even shorter odds having also won the King George, and Frankie Dettori was not up for taking chances, sending Enable into an early lead, with the race effectively over two out.

The 1-4 favourite eventually came home five lengths clear of her stablemate, Coronet, with Breeders' Cup winner Queen's Trust in third.

"I left the tactics up to Frankie. She pricked her ears out in front, but she just got lonely near the end and was just looking for some company. It's not her favourite way of running, but she can do that," said Gosden.

"We had a lot to lose coming here – you all remember a horse called Taghrooda – but we let her use her stride and she has gone and won by five lengths and she can't do any more.

"The timing between this and the Arc is lovely. What else were we going to do. We've now got seven weeks and while we will let her down we will keep her cantering because she is so well she dropped Frankie the other morning.

"She's somewhat special, she's exceptional and able to do it both ways, from the front and off the pace.

"She's definitely the best mile-and-a-half filly I've trained. Golden Horn would be the best colt at that trip, with The Fugue best at 10 furlongs and Royal Heroine would be the best miler, but that was a long time ago in America."

He added: "Frankie is very keen that she races next year, as she is such a big girl. It would be wonderful if she did, but it is entirely the owner's decision. We haven't discussed it, but I think the record shows with horses like Midday that he enjoys seeing his horses race."

Tangled provided trainer Richard Hannon and jockey Sean Levey with back-to-back victories in the Goffs Premier Yearling Stakes.

Bursting through the far-side pack deep inside the final furlong, the 15-2 shot was not for stopping once hitting the front, with Levey pushing his mount out to defeat Musley Bank trainer Richard Fahey’s Great Prospector by a neck.

Favourite Hey Jonesy was best of the stands-side finishers, a further half-length back in third.

Fahey said of Great Prospector: “I’m a bit disappointed as I thought we’d win, but Paul (Hanagan) said he was a little bit on his head.
“He’ll probably now head to Doncaster for the big sales race there. Six and a half furlongs should suit him a little bit better.”

The last time Mark Johnston supplemented a horse for a race at York the ill-fated Permian won the Dante.

It is now beginning to look a telling sign as having had to stump up the cash to add Threading to the field for the Sky Bet Lowther Stakes, the filly maintained her unbeaten record in terrific style.

The field was led a merry dance by Wesley Ward's Happy Like A Fool, runner-up in the Queen Mary at Ascot, and Dettori was still sat motionless with a furlong to run.

However, James Doyle had him in his sights and when Dettori pressed the button only to find little response, Threading (9-2) was in the clear.

Roger Varian's Madeline made good late headway, but in truth it was all about one filly, who was introduced into the 1000 Guineas betting at around 14-1.

North Yorkshire trainer Johnston said: "We came here not knowing a lot about her but, at the same time, we wouldn't have supplemented her if we thought she wasn't good enough. It was only six days ago we decided to take the plunge, and thank goodness we did.

"You'd start thinking about the Cheveley Park after that, but nothing has been discussed, there's no plan.

"She stayed the trip very well and the Guineas would be in our minds."

There was a bit of a turn up in the British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes with James Fanshawe's Fleur Forsyte running out a 12-1 winner.

"She is in at Ascot on Champions Day and the Prix de Royallieu. It is great to win Henry's race and he was always a help on the (Newmarket) Heath," said Fanshawe.

Elsewhere, Robert Winston received a three-day suspension in bizarre circumstances after he failed to weigh in with all the riding equipment with which he weighed out.

Winston had landed the Clipper Logistics Handicap aboard the impressive Flaming Spear, but was seen on television handing his chamois leather to the girl responsible for Kevin Ryan's inmate in the winner's enclosure.

The raceday stewards were satisfied Winston had "weighed in within acceptable parameters" but the jockey was still banned for three days.

Ryan, meanwhile, feels the 10-1 winner will prove a good bit better than a handicapper in time.