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Enable heads British 1-2-3 in world's best racehorse rankings

Enable: stretched winning run to 12 at York last month
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Enable is officially the world’s greatest racehorse after soaring to the top of the list of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019.

The John Gosden-trained supermare, who landed her 12th consecutive race with a two-and-three-quarter-length dismissal of Magical in the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks last month, has been awarded a rating of 128.

British-trained horses make up the top three with Crystal Ocean on 127 and Ghaiyyath on 126.

Ghaiyyath: wide-margin Grosser Preis von Baden winner is third on the list

Australia’s champion Winx is joint-fourth on 125 alongside Battaash, Beauty Generation and City Of Light.

Blue Point, Santa Ana Lane and Waldgeist share eighth place with a rating of 124.

The five-year-old Enable has won all three of her starts in 2019, beginning with the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in June under her regular pilot Frankie Dettori.

She beat Magical by three-quarters of a length with a trademark display of supreme class, and then landed her second King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot after a tremendous battle with Crystal Ocean.

Enable is on course to bid for an unprecedented third success in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe next month, her principal objective all season.

Enable (right) fought off Crystal Ocean at Ascot

Crystal Ocean, who was conceding 3lb to Enable in Ascot’s midsummer showpiece when going down by a neck, is the world’s second best racehorse of 2019 according to the latest rankings.

The Godolphin-owned four-year-old Ghaiyyath, winner of five of his seven career starts, stormed into the Arc reckoning when destroying Donjah by 14 lengths – despite being eased in the last 75 yards – at the beginning of this month in the Group 1 Grosser Preis von Baden.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Japan has a rating of 122 after his head victory over Crystal Ocean in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York. It was Japan’s third consecutive win following triumphs in the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris and King Edward VII Stakes.

Japanese star Blast Onepiece (120) joins the rankings after his victory in the Sapporo Kinen, while US-trained Code Of Honor has the same rating following his three-length success in the Runhappy Travers Stakes at Saratoga.

The rankings cover three-year-olds and upwards who have raced between January 1 and September 8.

Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings

128 Enable
127 Crystal Ocean
126 Ghaiyyath
125 Battaash
125 Beauty Generation
125 City Of Light
125 Winx
124 Blue Point
124 Santa Ana Lane
124 Waldgeist

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The five-year-old Enable has won all three of her starts in 2019
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