Winx Tops Longines WBRR

Source: TDN /

Australian superstar Winx (Aus) (Street Cry {Ire}) has been given a rating of 130 to top the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, overtaking the now-retired Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg}), who won the 2018 GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational in January and is ranked at 129. The Chris Waller-trained mare was most recently in action during The Championships in April, winning her 25th-consecutive race, the G1 Queen Elizabeth S. by 3 3/4 lengths over the 120-rated Gailo Chop (Fr) (Deportivo {GB}). Cracksman (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is ranked third at 125, after taking out the G1 Prix Ganay at ParisLongchamp in his 4-year-old bow on Apr. 29.

Saturday’s GI Kentucky Derby hero Justify (Scat Daddy) has moved up into a joint fourth at 124 with fellow Bob Baffert trainee West Coast (Flatter), who was second to Gun Runner in the Pegasus and filled that spot behind 123-rated G1 Dubai World Cup victor Thunder Snow (Ire) (Helmut {Aus}) on Mar. 31. The latter runner shares sixth with G1 Dubai Turf scorer and fellow Godolphin standard-bearer Benbatl (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}), and Aussies Trapeze Artist (Aus)(Snitzel {Aus}), a three-time Group 1 winning sophomore colt who nabbed the Apr. 7 G1 T.J. Smith S. and Apr. 21 G1 All Aged S. and Apr. 7 G1 Doncaster Mile winner Happy Clapper (Aus) (Teofilo {Ire}).

Other ranked horses of note is G1 2000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), who now sits equal 12th at 121. ‘TDN Rising Star’ Pakistan Star (Ger) (Shamardal) (120) succeeded in the G1 QEII Cup at Sha Tin, the same day Ivictory (Aus)(Mossman {Aus}) (120) beat Mr Stunning (Aus) (Exceed And Excel) (120) in the G1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize.

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