Following his dramatic victory within the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), Torquator Tasso, with a 125 score, is the most important mover within the eighth version of the 2021 Longines World’s Finest Racehorse Rankings.
Germany’s Torquator Tasso proved sport within the Arc, defeating Tarnawa (120 score) by three-quarters of a size at Longchamp to earn his improved score and transfer right into a tie for fourth within the rankings for Jan. 1-Oct. 10. Additionally boasting a 125 score this 12 months and tied for fourth within the rankings is Palace Pier, a three-time group 1 winner in 2021.
A trio of horses is tied atop the standings with rankings of 127: Cazoo Derby (G1) and King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes (G1) winner Adayar, Saudi Cup, Longines Dubai Sheema Traditional (G1), and Juddmonte Worldwide Stakes (G1) winner Mishriff, and four-time 2021 group 1 winner St Mark’s Basilica, who has earned these wins in England, Eire, and France.
The highest-ranked horse primarily based in the USA is Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) and Whitney Stakes (G1) winner Knicks Go, who has a score of 124 which is tied with Nature Strip —Australia’s reigning Horse of the 12 months who has added two extra group 1 wins in 2021—for sixth within the rankings.
Bradley Thoroughbreds, Belmar Racing and Breeding, Tim and Anna Cambron, and Workforce Hanley’s 2-year-old filly Haughty was a four-length maiden winner on the Keeneland turf Oct. 17. Skilled by Chad Brown, the filly was first throughout the end line in her debut a month in the past at Belmont Park however was positioned third by stewards for interference. Peter Bradley has excessive hopes for the $310,000 buy from the Ocala Breeders’ Gross sales Spring Sale of 2-Yr-Olds in Coaching.
Ivan Dalos’ Avie’s Flatter made amends for a winless 2020 marketing campaign in touchdown a second graded stakes rating on the yr within the Oct. 17 Nearctic Stakes (G2T) at Woodbine. Underneath Luis Contreras, he completed with a flourish, prevailing by a half-length over Turned Apart and reaching the CA$1 million mark in profession earnings.
A Canadian champion 2-year-old in 2018, Avie’s Flatter started his 5-year-old season with a facile allowance optionally available claiming win on the Woodbine primary observe earlier than capturing the July 18 Connaught Cup (G2T) sprinting seven furlongs on the turf. After a fourth within the King Edward Stakes (G2T) when stretched out to a mile, he tackled the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1T) in his most up-to-date begin, ending a troubled ninth.
Slicing again to 6 furlongs within the CA$281,800 (US$227,655) Nearctic, the son of Flatter went to submit at 7-1 odds in opposition to a aggressive discipline of 10 that included Woodbine Mile hero City Cruise and King Edward victor Olympic Runner.
American shipper Momos grabbed the early the lead, as City Cruise shadowed the pacesetter by way of a gap quarter timed in :22.72, with Avie’s Flatter positioned fourth by Contreras. Previous a half-mile in :45.95, City Cruise started a gradual retreat as Avie’s Flatter and 17-1 shot Turned Apart started their assault on the chief. Avie’s Flatter seized command down the lane and opened up a slim benefit over a tiring Momos as Olympic Runner launched a livid rally from the again of the pack. On the wire, Avie’s Flatter secured a half-length victory over a recreation Turned Apart. One other size again, Olympic Runner was third, besting Momos by a neck for the present.
“He dealt with it excellent,” mentioned Contreras. “I bought a terrific journey and I am so proud of the best way he ran. I bought a pleasant journey within the backstretch, and I used to be loaded the entire method.”
The ultimate time over yielding floor was 1:10.52.
Avie’s Flatter paid $16.50 for the win.
“This can be a good horse,” mentioned coach Josie Carroll. “This horse, from the time he was 2, yearly, he reveals up and will get it finished. We now have him again to sprinting now and he is thriving on it. It is great. This horse is sort of a barn favourite so it’s totally particular for all of us when he wins.”
An Ontario homebred for Dalos’ Tall Oaks Farm, Avie’s Flatter is is now 7-3-2 from 18 begins. He’s the second stakes winner produced from the Empire Maker mare Avie’s Empire, who’s the dam of Marvel The place Stakes victress Avie’s Mineshaft (Mineshaft) and the grade 3-placed Avie’s Mesa (Sky Mesa). Avie’s Empire has a 2-year-old Shanghai Bobby filly and foaled a colt by Tapit this yr. She was bred to Curlin for 2022.
Pink Oak Secure and Madaket Secure’s a number of Grade I winner Thoughts Management (Keep Thirsty) has been confirmed on course for the Nov. 6 GI Huge Ass Followers Breeders’ Cup Filth Mile following a five-furlong work in 1:01.55 (7/19) over the coaching monitor at Belmont Park Friday.
“Thoughts Management put in a wonderful solo breeze and galloped out strongly,” coach Todd Pletcher stated. “He completed out in 1:14.33, 1:27.09, and bought the mile in 1:41.71. Thoughts Management will ship to California Oct. 31 to place in his ultimate preparations for the Breeders’ Cup Filth Mile.”
John Velazquez can have the mount within the Breeders’ Cup, Pink Oak Farm racing and operations supervisor Rick Sacco confirmed.
The day earlier than his Breeders’ Cup engagement, Thoughts Management’s juvenile half-sister, Pink Oak homebred Goddess of Fireplace (Mineshaft) will make her third lifetime begin within the Tempted S. at Aqueduct.
“Goddess Of Fireplace is an enhancing filly and he or she ought to deal with the added-distance races down the street,” stated Sacco. “If the filly runs nicely within the Tempted S., we’ll level her for the $250,000 [GII] Demoiselle S. at Aqueduct Dec. 4.”
Goddess Of Fireplace, a debut winner at Saratoga in August and most just lately third within the GIII Pocahontas S., breezed a half-mile on the Saratoga coaching monitor Friday in :49.08 (8/45).
“Todd has been happy with the filly’s development and he is been given the inexperienced mild to take his time and let her mature at her personal tempo,” added Sacco.