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Ghaiyyath stays top of the tree as LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse

10 Sep 2020

Seven Series stars occupy Top 10 in the World rankings

After another powerful performance in York’s Juddmonte International, Ghaiyyath [130] remains undefeated this year and retains his top position in the second edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2020.

Charlie Appleby’s superstar Ghaiyyath is a perfect four-for-four in 2020, and he improved his rating to 130 in his last start, where he posted a three-length victory over Magical [121] . He’s now won three QIPCO British Champions Series races on the bounce, and in convincing fashion, having landed the Hurworth Bloodstock Coronation Cup and the Coral-Eclipse this season, defeating superstar mare Enable in the latter.

Enable, who was the 2019 co-LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse, returned to her winning ways in her next start and took the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes  by 5 ½ lengths to earn her 124 rating. Most recently, she romped home at Kempton in the  September Stakes by seven lengths.

Sitting in second position in the rankings is John Gosden’s Palace Pier[126], who is undefeated in three starts so far this season. The 3-year-old has two Group 1 wins to his credit, after winning the St James’s Palace Stakes by a length over Pinatubo [122] and the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois  by three-quarters of a length over Alpine Star [120].

Persian King[125] and American star Tiz The Law [125] have matched the rating of staying superstar Stradivarius [125], and the trio sits in co-third. Persian King has won the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp, Prix d’Ispahan , and Prix du Muguet this season, while Tiz The Law improved his rating to 125 after taking the Runhappy Travers Stakes. His previous top-level victories of the year came in the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) and Curlin Florida Derby (G1).

LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

1 GHAIYYATH (IRE) 130 GB
2 PALACE PIER (GB) 126 GB
3 PERSIAN KING (IRE) 125 FR
3 STRADIVARIUS (IRE) 125 GB
3 TIZ THE LAW (USA) 125 USA
6 ALMOND EYE (JPN) 124 JPN
6 ENABLE (GB) 124 GB
6 NATURE STRIP (AUS) 124 AUS
9 AUTHENTIC (USA) 123 USA
9 IMPROBABLE (USA) 123 USA
9 LORD NORTH (IRE) 123 GB
9 LOVE (IRE) 123 IRE
9 MOHAATHER (GB) 123 GB
9 TOM’S D’ETAT (USA) 123 USA