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Star filly Winter walking in a sparkling wonderland

Winter: Coronation Stakes heroine was, again, too good for her rivals
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Winter's victory in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot last week consolidated her position at the top of the standings for the 2017 Cartier Racing Awards.

The daughter of Galileo, who was adding to impressive victories in the 1,000 Guineas and Irish 1,000 Guineas, is 30 points clear of Ribchester, who followed up his Lockinge triumph in last week's Queen Anne Stakes.

Four horses are tied in third place on 80 points. They include Ascot winners Barney Roy (St James's Palace Stakes) and Highland Reel (Prince of Wales's) and Churchill and Decorated Knight, who finished behind them in those races.

Gold Cup hero Big Orange heads the staying division on 56 points, while unbeaten Commonwealth Cup winner Caravaggio is master in the sprint category on 40 points.

Harry Angel, second to Caravaggio, is next on 36 points in that list, four clear of Lady Aurelia, winner of the King's Stand Stakes.

Points are earned by horses in Pattern races (30 per cent of the total) and these are combined at the end of season with the opinions of a panel of racing journalists and handicappers (35 per cent) and votes from readers of the Racing Post and The Daily Telegraph plus ITV Racing viewers (35 per cent). The 27th annual Cartier Racing Awards will be staged at the Dorchester Hotel in London on Tuesday, November 14.

Harry Herbert, Cartier's racing consultant, said: "Year after year, we frequently see Royal Ascot results playing a pivotal role in determining the champions at the annual Cartier awards."

Cartier Horse of the Year

Winter 116

Ribchester 86

Barney Roy 80

Churchill 80

Decorated Knight 80

Highland Reel 80

Brametot 72

Big Orange 56

Cloth Of Stars 56

Wings Of Eagles 52

Year after year, we frequently see Royal Ascot results playing a pivotal role in determining the champions at the annual Cartier awards

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