Menu
Next Race Newspaper
Free Bets
My Account
Tracker

Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Winter noses ahead of Enable in Horse of the Year race despite defeat

Coronation Stakes heroine Winter's second place in the Matron Stakes was enough to put her on top of the Cartier standings
1 of 1

Enable may be the undisputed favourite for next month's Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe but she has a worthy challenger in the race for honours at the 2017 Cartier Racing Awards.

Winter moved four points ahead of John Gosden's filly despite going down to a narrow defeat at the hands of stablemate Hydrangea in the Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday. 

The pair dominate the standings in the three-year-old filly category and also lead the way in the chase to be named Horse of the Year.

Decorated Knight moved into third in the older horse section thanks to his Irish Champion Stakes triumph, while there was a change at the top of the division as well, with Prix du Moulin victory pushing Ribchester back in front of Ulysses. 

Those three colts round out the top five in the Cartier Horse of the Year standings behind Winter and Enable. 

Harry Angel strengthened his grip on the sprint crown with victory in the Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday and is now bearing down on Barney Roy and Churchill in the three-year-old colt division. 

Points accumulated from Pattern races through the season contribute towards 30 per cent of the final verdict of the Cartier Racing Awards' 'Electoral College', with the remainder split equally between a panel of journalists and experts on the one hand, and a public vote comprising viewers of ITV Racing and readers of the Racing Post and Daily Telegraph on the other.

Cartier Horse Of The Year
Winter 164
Enable 160
Ribchester 142
Ulysses 140
Decorated Knight 128

Older Horse
Ribchester 142
Ulysses 140
Decorated Knight 128
Highland Reel 80
Cloth Of Stars 64

Two-Year-Old Colt
Beckford 48
Sioux Nation 48
Unfortunately 48
Verbal Dexterity 40

Two-Year-Old Filly
Happily 48
Magical 32
Clemmie 24

Sprinter
Harry Angel 100
Marsha 60
Caravaggio 56

There was a change at the top of the division as well, with Prix du Moulin victory pushing Ribchester back in front of Ulysses

Key data

Winter
Bookmaker
Price
E.W. Terms
Sporting
BetVictor
Sky bet
Boylesport
RaceBets