Cracksman on top with Winx

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

SYD­NEY’S su­per mare Winx has a chal­lenger for global thor­ough­bred supremacy.

Winx has been on top of the World’s Best Race­horse Rank­ings all year but has now been joined on a 130 rat­ing by English cham­pion Cracksman.

Cracksman pro­duced a ca­reer- best per­for­mance to win the Cham­pion Stakes on British Cham­pi­ons Day to im­prove his rat­ing.

Winx com­pleted an­other un­beaten year — her third in a row — when she won her fourth Cox Plate late last month, but re­mained on 130.

En­able, the dual Prix de l’Arc de Tri­om­phe win­ner, cre­ated his­tory when she won the US Breed­ers Cup Turf but she stayed at 125.

Winx and Cracksman have fin­ished rac­ing for the year, so they are likely to end the year as joint world cham­pi­ons un­less there is a freak­ish ef­fort in the Ja­pan Cup or at the Hong Kong In­ter­na­tional race day.

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