St Mark’s Basilica New Leader Of LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

After defeating his elders in the Coral-Eclipse (G1), St Mark’s Basilica (FR) [127] now leads the fifth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2021.

In the Eclipse, St Mark’s Basilica defeated Addeybb (IRE) [121] by 3 ½ lengths, while Mishriff (IRE) [122] was a neck behind in third. St Mark’s Basilica had previously been rated at 120 following his victory in the Qatar Prix du Jockey Club (G1), and he is a perfect three-for-three this season, as he also won the Emirates Poule d’Essai des Poulains (G1) to start his 2021 campaign.

Addeybb came into the Eclipse having won the LONGINES Queen Elizabeth Stakes G1) in Australia in April, while Mishriff was making his first start since taking the LONGINES Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) in March.

Meanwhile, Poetic Flare (IRE) [122] and Subjectivist (GB) [122] find themselves ranked in the co-fourth position following their impressive efforts during Royal Ascot. Poetic Flare won the St James’s Palace Stakes (G1) by 4 ¼ lengths, while Subjectivist was victorious in the Gold Cup (G1) by five lengths.

In Japan, Chrono Genesis (JPN) [120] took the Takarazuka Kinen (G1) by 2 ½ lengths to join the rankings. It was her first start since finishing second to Mishriff in the LONGINES Dubai Sheema Classic (G1).

Additionally, Hurricane Lane (IRE) [120] joins the rankings following his score in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (G1).

LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

Leading Horses

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Rank Horse Rating Trained
1 ST MARK’S BASILICA (FR) 127 IRE
2 PALACE PIER (GB) 125 GB
3 NATURE STRIP (AUS) 123 AUS
4 DOMESTIC SPENDING (GB) 122 USA
4 MISHRIFF (IRE) 122 GB
4 MYSTIC GUIDE (USA) 122 USA
4 POETIC FLARE (IRE) 122 IRE
4 SUBJECTIVIST (GB) 122 GB

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