Magical Joins Top Five Of World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

by | 06.13.2019 | 2:13pm
Magical and Ryan Moore win the Tattersalls Gold Cup (Group 1) The Curragh. Photo: Patrick McCann/Racing Post 26.05.2019

The newest name in the top five of the fourth edition of the LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019 is MAGICAL (IRE) [123].

Magical, who was previously rated at 120, is undefeated in three starts this year.  Her latest victory was a seven-length romp in the Tattersalls Gold Cup (G1), and she has also won the Coolmore Highland Reel Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes (G2)and Alleged Stakes (G3) in 2019.

BATTAASH (IRE) [121] joins this month's rankings after winning his seasonal debut in the Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes (G2), which he took by 2 ½ lengths.   MUSTASHRY (GB) [121] is equally ranked after his 2 ½-length victory in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (G1).

Other horses to impress in Europe include PHOENIX OF SPAIN (IRE) [120] and SOTTSASS (FR) [120]. In his 2019 debut, Phoenix of Spain was victorious the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (G1) by three lengths, while Sottsass won the QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club (G1) by two lengths.


Also of note is BRICKS AND MORTAR (USA) [120], who won the Manhattan Stakes (G1) by 1 ½ lengths. It was his fifth consecutive victory, with his other wins this year including the Old Forester Turf Classic Stakes (G1), Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes (G1), and Muniz Memorial Handicap (G2).

LONGINES World's Best Racehorse Rankings 

Leading Horses 

Rank

Horse

Rating

Trained

1

BEAUTY GENERATION (NZ)

125

HK

1

CITY OF LIGHT (USA)

125

USA

1

WINX (AUS)

125

AUS

4

SANTA ANA LANE (AUS)

124

AUS

5

HAPPY CLAPPER (AUS)

123

AUS

5

MAGICAL (IRE)

123

IRE

7

OLD PERSIAN (GB)

122

UAE

7

WALDGEIST (GB)

122

FR


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