Mystic Guide, Mishriff share top spot in 'World's Best' rankings

Mystic Guide, Mishriff share top spot in 'World's Best' rankings
Photo: DRC & Erika Rasmussen

After impressive displays during the Dubai World Cup card, Mishriff  and Mystic Guide share the top spot in the second edition of the IFHA World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2021.

Mishriff, who was already at the top of the rankings following his victory in the Saudi Cup, switched back to turf and won the Dubai Sheema Classic (G1) in his next start. Mystic Guide, meanwhile, took the Dubai World Cup (G1) by 3 ¾ lengths to land at the top of the rankings. He came into the race having won the Razorback Handicap (G3) by six lengths to begin his 2021 campaign.

Lord North (IRE) [120] is also in the top five after winning in Dubai. He earned his ranking by being victorious in the Dubai Turf (G1), which he took by three lengths in his first start of the year.

Joining Australia’s Nature Strip (AUS) in the co-third spot is Eduardo (AUS), who is a perfect 2-for-2 this season. Eduardo defeated Nature Strip by a short head in the Challenge Stakes (G2) and then went on to win the Galaxy (G1) by 3 ½ lengths.

Several other horses who have impressed in Australia this season find themselves ranked as well, including Mugatoo (IRE), who defeated Russian Camelot (IRE) by half a length in the All-Star Mile. Additionally, Sir Dragonet (IRE) won the Tancred Stakes (G1) by 2 ¼ lengths to join the rankings.

Elsewhere, Malmoos(SAF) is ranked after winning the  SA Derby (G1) by 5 ¼ lengths to claim South Africa’s Triple Crown. He also won the S A Classic (G1) and Gauteng Guineas (G2) to accomplish the feat.

In America, Colonel Liam is 2-for-2 this year after winning the Muniz Memorial Classic Stakes (G2) following his score in the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational Stakes (G1), and champion filly Swiss Skydiver made her seasonal debut a winning one when she took the Beholder Mile Stakes (G1) by 2 ¾ lengths. In Japan, Lei Papale (JPN) [118] is ranked after she took the Osaka Hai (G1) by 4 lengths, and in France, Skalleti (FR) began his season with a victory in the Prix Exbury (G3) by 3 ½ lengths to join the rankings.

 

World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

 

Leading Horses

 

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Rank

Horse

Rating

Trained

1

MISHRIFF (IRE)

122

GB

1

MYSTIC GUIDE (USA)

122

USA

3

EDUARDO (AUS)

121

AUS

3

NATURE STRIP (AUS)

121

AUS

5

CHARLATAN (USA)

120

USA

5

EXULTANT (IRE)

120

HK

5

GOLDEN SIXTY (AUS)

120

HK

5

LIFE IS GOOD (USA)

120

USA

5

LORD NORTH (IRE)

120

GB

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