Black Caviar rated the world's best racehorse

Filed on 1 Apr 2011 @ 08:33

Australia's sprint star rated just 3lb inferior to Dayjur

Australian sprint sensation Black Caviar [130] is setting a scorching pace in the race to be the highest rated horse of the year. Now the winner of all her eleven starts to date, including four at Group One level, Black Caviar put up her best performance yet when eased down to win the Lexus VRC Newmarket Handicap by three lengths under top weight, following on from a three and a quarter length romp in the Coolmore VRC Lightning Stakes, and she has already followed it up with a length and three quarter victory in the Pulse Pharmacy William Reid Stakes.

Black Caviar's rating of 130 puts her just 3lb behind Dayjur (USA) [133], the highest rated sprinter in the last thirty years. Dayjur topped the International Classifications in 1990 when he won six races, including the King's Stand Stakes, Keeneland Nunthorpe Stakes, Ladbroke Sprint Cup and the Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp.

J J The Jet Plane (SAF) [122] and Rocket Man [122] share second place in the sprinting division. J J The Jet Plane did not need to run to his best to take the Al Quoz Sprint at Meydan on the Dubai World Cup card, having achieved his 122 rating for his victory in the Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint in December, while Rocket Man, who had finished just a short head behind the South African sprinter in Hong Kong, went one better with a decisive success in the Dubai Golden Shaheen, in which he had finished second the previous year.

The feature at Meydan, the Dubai World Cup, fell to Victoire Pisa (JPN) (122), who made a decisive move from the tail of the field in the back straight, and held all comers at bay in the straight to win by half a length from his fellow countryman Transcend (121), with strong finishing Monterosso [121] a diminishing neck away in third place.

Two other winning performances from the same meeting also make it into the current top 50, namely those put up by Presvis (121) and Rewilding (121). Presvis made it third time lucky in the Dubai Duty Free Stakes, putting up a career best performance in the process, while Rewilding recorded the widest margin win of the night in the Dubai Sheema Classic, defeating ultra consistent Redwood (115) by three and a quarter lengths.

Other notable highly rated victories so far in 2011 have come from Whobegotyou [120], Big Drama (USA) [119], Bold Silvano (SAF) [119] and Shocking (AUS) [119], all of whom reproduced their best from 2010.

Shocking gained his first success under weight-for-age conditions at the top level when the two length winner of the Dubai Australian Cup at Flemington in March, while Whobegotyou took the Blamey Stakes at the same course earlier that afternoon.

Big Drama ran away with the Mr Prospector Stakes at Gulfstream Park in January by four lengths, while Bold Silvano (SAF) was the impressive winner of the Al Maktoum Challenge at Meydan in February.

World Thoroughbred Rankings, 27 March 2011

1130Black Caviar (AUS)2006FP. MoodyAUS1stLexus VRC Newmarket H
2129Blame (USA)2006CA.M. Stall Jr.USA1stBreeders' Cup Classic
3128Workforce (GB)2007CSir M. StouteGB1stQatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
4127Nakayama Festa (JPN)2006CY. NinomiyaJPN2ndQatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
5126So You Think (NZ)2006CJ.B CummingsAUS1stCaulfield Yalumba / Longines Mackinnon Stakes
6125Goldikova (IRE)2005MF. HeadFR1stTVG Breeders' Cup Mile
6125Twice Over (GB)2005HH.R.A. CecilGB1stÂEmirates Airline Champion
6125Zenyatta (USA)2004MJ.A. ShirreffsÂUSA2ndBreeders' Cup Classic
9123Fly Down (USA)2007CN ZitoUSA3rdBreeders' Cup Classic
9123Lookin At Lucky (USA)2007CB. BaffertUSA4thBreeders' Cup Classic
11122Behkabad (FR)2007CJ-C. RougetFR4thQatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
11122J J The Jet Plane (SAF)2004GM.N. HoudalakisSAF1stCathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint / Dubai Duty Free Finest Surprise H'cap
11122Paco Boy (IRE)2005HR. HannonGB2ndQatar Prix de la Foret
11122Rocket Man (AUS)2005GP. ShawSIN1stGulf News Dubai Golden Shaheen
11122Victoire Pisa (JPN)2007CK. SumiiJPN1stEmirates Dubai World Cup
16121Americain (USA)2005HA. de Royer DupreFR1stEmirates Melbourne Cup H
16121Buena Vista (JPN)2006MH. MatsudaJPN1st/1st Placed 2ndTenno Sho (Autumn)/Japan Cup
16121Dangerous Midge (USA)2006CB.J. MeehanGB1stEmirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf
16121Dick Turpin (IRE)2007CR. HannonGB3rdQatar Prix de la Foret
16121Gio Ponti (USA)2005HC. ClementUSA2ndTVG Breeders' Cup Mile
16121Haynesfield (USA)2006CS.M. AsmussenUSA1stJockey Club Gold Cup
16121Lily Of The Valley (FR)2007FJ.C. RougetFR1stNYSE Euronext Prix de l'Opera
16121Monterosso (GB)2007CM. Al ZarooniUAE3rdEmirates Dubai World Cup
16121Presvis (GB)2004GL.M. CumaniGB1stDubai Duty Free
16121Rewilding (GB)2007CM. Al ZarooniUAE1stChina Guangsha Dubai Sheema Classic
16121Sacred Kingdom (AUS)2003GP.F. YiuHK1stSha Tin Sprint Trophy H
16121Sarafina (FR)2007FA. de Royer DupreFR3rdQatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
16121Transcend (JPN)2006CT. YasudaJPN2ndEmirates Dubai World Cup
16121Vision d'Etat (FR)2005HE. LibaudFR2ndEmirates Airline Champion
30120Able One (NZ)2002GJ. MooreHK2nd/1stMission Hills Sha Tin Trophy H/Cathay Pacific Jockey Club Mile
30120Cape Blanco (IRE)2007CA.P O'BrienIRE4thEmirates Dubai World Cup
30120Debussy (IRE)2006CJ.H.M GosdenGB3rdEmirates Airline Champion
30120Fame And Glory (GB)2006CA.P O'BrienIRE5thQatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
30120Hay List (AUS)2005GJ.McNairAUS1stGilgai Baguette
30120Mastery (GB)2006CS. bin SuroorUAE1stCathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase
30120Paddy O'Prado (USA)2007CD.L. RomansUSA5thBreeders' Cup Classic
30120Pelusa (JPN)2007CK. FujisawaJPN2ndTenno Sho (Autumn)
30120Rio de la Plata (USA)2005HS bin SuroorGB1stPremio Roma
30120Rose Kingdom (JPN)2007CK. HashiguchiJPN1stJapan Cup
30120Snow Fairy (IRE)2007FE.A.L. DunlopGB1stQueen Elizabeth II Commemorate Cup
30120The Usual Q T (USA)2006CJ.M. CassidyUSA3rdTVG Breeders' Cup Mile
30120Whobegotyou (AUS)2005GM. KavanaghAUS3rd/1stTatts W.S. Cox Plate/Blamey
30120Zipping (AUS)2001GR. HickmottAUS2ndTatts W.S.Cox Plate
44119Better Than Ever (AUS)2006GL. LaxonSIN1stVisit Indonesia Raffles Cup
44119Big Drama (USA)2006CD. FawkesUSA1stSentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint/Mr Prospector
44119Bold Silvano (SAF)2006CM.F. de KockUAE1stAl Maktoum Challenge - Round 2 Sponsored by Etisalat
44119Cityscape (GB)2006CR. CharltonGB1stNayef Joel
44119Etched (USA)2005HK.P. McLaughlinUSA1stMonmouth Cup
44119Irian (GER)2006GJ. MooreHK2ndCathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup
44119Jeranimo (USA)2006CM. PenderUSA1stSan Gabriel
44119Regal Parade (GB)2004GD. NichollsGB4thQatar Prix de la Foret
44119Richard's Kid (USA)2005CB. BaffertUSA1stGoodwood
44119Shocking (AUS)2005HM KavanaghAUS4th/1stBMW Caulfield Cup/Dubai Australia Cup
44119Stacelita (FR)2006MJ.C. RougetFR2ndNYSE Euronext Prix de l'Opera
44119To The Glory (JPN)2007CYasuo IkeeJPN3rdArima Kinen (The Grand Prix)

Filed on 1 Apr 2011 @ 08:33