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Ratings update: Equinox tops Timeform's world rankings
John Ingles highlights the key changes to the Timeform ratings from Dubai World Cup night and the start of the Flat turf season in Ireland.
Where else to start than with Dubai World Cup night, though not in the big race itself but on turf in the Dubai Sheema Classic which saw a top-notch performance from Japan’s reigning Horse of the Year Equinox (132 from 130). In a departure from usual tactics, Christophe Lemaire made all the running on the striking son of Japan Cup winner Kitasan Black in what proved a track-record time despite being eased in the closing stages.
As a result, Equinox has been rated value for more than the three and a half lengths he had to spare over Irish Derby winner Westover (remains 126) with his new rating now making him Timeform's top Flat performer. The fact that the track record was broken indicates very fast conditions more than anything, something to bear in mind when it comes to how Equinox is campaigned in the autumn; although made favourite for the Arc, the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita where firm ground is virtually guaranteed might be where he ends up instead.