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Winx On Top Of The World

3rd edition for 2018

With her dominating victory in the LONGINES Gr1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes, Winx (AUS) [130] is now alone at the top of the third edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2018.

Winx – Australian champion

Winx won the Queen Elizabeth by 3 ¾ lengths over Gailo Chop (FR) [120], and in doing so, she improved her rating to 130 from 129. It was the Australian star’s 25th consecutive victory.

Her other wins this year include the TAB Gr1 Chipping Norton Stakes and The Agency Gr1 George Ryder Stakes.

Winx, who is currently on a spell, is scheduled to remain in Australia and continue her campaign there later this year.

Cracksman (GB) [125] and Justify (USA) [124] are also responsible for notable changes near the top of the latest rankings.

Cracksman, who was the co-third highest rated horse of 2017, made his seasonal debut a winning one at the recently reopened ParisLongchamp. The 4-year-old Frankel colt posted an easy four length victory in the Prix Ganay – Gr1 Prix de l’Inauguration de ParisLongchamp.


Justify, meanwhile, improved his rating to 124 from 120 after winning the Gr1 Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve by 2 ½ lengths over Good Magic (USA) [120].

Audible (USA) [120] was a head back in third. Justify, who is a perfect four-for-four, had previously won the Gr1 Santa Anita Derby in his first attempt at stakes company.

On the same day Justify took the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Saxon Warrior  (JPN) [121] won the QIPCO Gr1 2000 Guineas Stakes by 1 ½ lengths at Newmarket in his first start of the year. The Deep Impact colt has also won all four of his career starts.

Elsewhere, during Champions Day at Sha Tin, Pakistan Star (GER) [120] won the Gr1 AP QEII Cup by three lengths, while Ivictory (AUS) [120] defeated Mr Stunning (AUS) [120] by a half-length in the Gr1 Chairman’s Sprint Prize .

See the Longines leaderboard here

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