Invasor is world’s top-ranked racehorse

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  • The American-trained Invasor (129) still rules as the top ranked racehorse in the world according to the latest edition of World’s Leading Horses (for the period 1 February 2007 – 5 August 2007.)

    Invasor’s win in the Group 1 Emirates Dubai World Cup proved that his Breeders’ Cup Classic win was no fluke, confirming his status at the top of the chart.

    Manduro (128), trained in France by Andre Fabre, won the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, and closely follows Invasor as second in the ranking. He defeated Dylan Thomas (127) in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes, who is ranked a clear third in the world for defeating the Mick Channon-trained Youmzain (120) in the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

    Several three-year-olds have entered the World’s Leading Horses for the first time. Soldier of Fortune (124), winner of the Group 1 Budweiser Irish Derby by nine lengths, is second only to Epsom Derby winner Authorized (126) in the three-year-old turf category.

    Any Given Saturday (USA) (124) has risen to prominence following recent impressive performances in the Group 2 Dwyer Stakes and the Group 1 Haskell Invitational Handicap (G1).

    Ballydoyle’s Peeping Fawn (122) continues her astonishing rate of progress by easily winning the Group 1 Darley Irish Oaks and Group 1 Blue Square Nassau Stakes, overtaking her first cousin Rags to Riches (USA) (121) as top filly in the world on either surface.

    Among the older horses, Yeats (1,212) confirmed his status as top stayer in the world when winning the Group 1 Ascot Gold Cup for the second consecutive year, while the Australian Miss Andretti (120) produced the top-rated performance in the world in the sprinting category when winning the Group 2 King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot.

    Wins for Admire Moon (Japan) (125) in the Group 1 Takarazuka Kinen and a second place for Meisho Samson (120) in the same race guaranteed their places in the ranking.

    Other notable new entrants include Lawyer Ron (USA) (122) who won a career best in the Whitney Handicap. Also, Godolphin’s Ramonti (122) who won the Group 1 BGC Sussex Stakes. Sakkee’s Secret, trained by Hughie Morrison, (119) comes to prominence with a win in the Darley July Cup (G1).

    For more information visit: www.IFHAonline.org

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