Arrogate still world No 1


Paris – As a result of her dominant performance in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Group 1), Enable (GB) [128] is the third highest-rated horse in the eighth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2017.

By taking the Arc, Enable improved her rating to 128 from 126. The three-year-old filly defeated Cloth Of Stars (Ire) [125] by 2.50 lengths, while Ulysses (Ire) [127] checked in third, Order Of St George (Ire) [122] was fourth and Brametot (Ire) [121] was fifth.

Enable has won her last six races – including the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Group 1), Investec Oaks (Group 1), Darley Irish Oaks (Group 1), and Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Group 1) – by a combined 24.25 lengths.

Winx was already second on the list before her phenomenal win last weekend in the Group 1 Turnbull at Flemington. Her raating remained unchanged at 132.

Meanwhile, there are several newcomers to the latest rankings. Leading the charge is World Approval (USA) [123], who followed up his victory in the Fourstardave Handicap (Group 1) with a win in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes (Group 1).

Humidor (NZ) [122] is ranked after defeating Hartnell (GB) [122] in the PFD Food Services Makybe Diva Stakes (Group 1).

Furthermores, Beach Patrol (USA) [121] has won two major races in a row, the Arlington Million XXXV Stakes (Group 1)and the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes (Group 1), while Capri (Ire) [120] has taken the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Group 1) and the William Hill St Leger Stakes (Group 1) and they now find themselves ranked.

Additionally, West Coast (USA) [122] improved his rating to 122 from 121 by following up his win in the Travers Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (Group 1) with a victory in the Pennsylvania Derby (Group 1).

Legal Eagle and Marinaresco, both in 34th place, are the leading South African horses on the list.

LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings on 1 October 2017:
Rank Horse Rating Trained
2 WINX (AUS) 132 AUS
3 ENABLE (GB) 128 GB

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