Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Frankel given the highest rating of all time.

The World Thoroughbred have awarded the mighty Frankel the highest rating (140) of all time. I could never question this rating especially after he dismantled the top class miler Excelebration and then stepping up to make the Breeders Cup winner St Nicholls Abbey and the high class Faarh look like average handicapers with a performence of sheer dominance that will long live in the memory of anyone lucky enough to be in attendance at York that day.
The only issue I have is that Dancing Brave who previously held the highest rating of 141 had this lofty rating downgraded to 138. There is no question Frankel is well worth the 140 rating but how can Dancing Brave have his rating downgraded after being retired over 25 years ago ?
Personally if the World Thoroughbred are certain that Frankel deserves the highest ever rating and is 3 pounds better than Dancing Brave then 144 would have been much fairer as no way the brilliant 1986 Arc winner deserved to have his rating lowered after doing more than enough to justify his rating.

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