Frankel’s demolition of the Queen Anne Stakes field at Royal Ascot on Tuesday was so impressive that Timeform have provisionally rated him the best horse they have ever rated.
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The respected organisation have given Frankel a rating of 147 after his eleven length hammering of Excelebration which saw the son of Galileo extend his unbeaten run to eleven wins from eleven starts.
In awarding a rating of 147, Frankel is now rated higher then the likes of Sea Bird, Brigadier Gerard, Tudor Minstrel, Mill Reef Dancing Brave, Dubai Millennium, Sea The Stars, Shergar and Vaguely Noble.
Speaking about the rating David Johnson, Timeform’s Flat Editor, commented “The facts are that Frankel’s performance is likely to surpass anything witnessed in Timeform’s 64-year history.
“To give some perspective on just how phenomenal this effort was, in provisionally rating Frankel 147, we still have Excelebration (runner-up) running more than a stone below his previous best (133). A point worth emphasising is the consistency with which Frankel has produced such performances. This is the fifth time that he has produced a 140+ rating.”
Timeform’s All-Time Highest-Rated Horses
147 Frankel (Provisional)
145 Sea Bird II
144 Brigadier Gerard, Tudor Minstrel
142 Abernant, Ribot, Windy City
141 Mill Reef
140 Dancing Brave, Dubai Millennium, Sea The Stars, Shergar, Vaguely Noble
Timeform Global Rankings
1 Frankel 147
2 Black Caviar 136
3= Cirrus Des Aigles 133
3= Excelebration 133
5= Danedream 132
5= Hay List 132
7= Cityscape 131
7= So You Think 131
7= Strong Suit 131
7= Wise Dan 131