Black Caviar & Frankel top world ratings

Black Caviar and British superstar Frankel and Australian remain clear as the world’s best horses in the latest official rankings from January 1 to June 26.

Frankel achieved at 130 rating for his spectacular victory in the English 2000 Guineas in May.  It was on a par with the figure Black Caviar achieved in the Newmarket Handicap at Flemington on March 12.

Canford Cliffs was adjudged at 127 after hitting that mark in the Queen Anne Stakes.  Darley hero Rewilding achieved the same level of performance in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes.

Rewilding nailed So You Think at Royal Ascot and the runner-up was rated a point further back on 126.  So You Think’s best Australian rating in 2010 was also 126.

Australian bred Singapore star Rocket Man and Juddmonte colt Workforce followed on 125 ahead of Dick Turpin and French queen Goldikova on 124.

The list is compiled by the panel of handicappers who comprise the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA).

Pour Moi received 122 for his last-gasp English Derby triumph, which makes him the second highest-rated three-year-old in the world behind Frankel.

Irish Derby winner Treasure Beach, who was second at Epsom, is on 121 along with French Derby winner Reliable Man while Japanese Derby winner Orfevre is on 120.

130  Black Caviar (Aus)
130  Frankel (GB)
127  Canford Cliffs (GB)
127  Rewilding (GB)
126  So You Think (NZ)

125  Rocket Man (Aus)
125  Workforce (GB)
124  Dick Turpin (GB)
124  Goldikova (Fr)
122  Behkabad (Fr)

122  Hay List (Aus)
122  J J The Jet Plane (SAf)
122  Planteur (Fr)
122  Pour Moi (Fr)
122  St Nicholas Abbey (Ire)