Rank­ings shaken up af­ter won­der­ful week­end

The Daily Telegraph - Business - - Sport Racing - By Mar­cus Army­tage

The run­away In­vestec Oaks vic­tory of Love, the all-the-way vic­tory of Ser­pen­tine in the Derby, and the re­turn of En­able, the two-time Cartier Horse of the Year, in Sun­day’s Co­ral-Eclipse, were the highlights of the week­end’s rac­ing.

A raft of Clas­sics and points ga­lore as rac­ing plays catch-up af­ter an 11-week de­lay to the sea­son means a shake-up in sev­eral cat­e­gories of the Cartier Rac­ing Awards. By virtue of hav­ing won both the

Qipco 1,000 Guineas and Oaks, Aidan O’Brien’s Love leads the three-year-old filly cat­e­gory.

Ser­pen­tine has nat­u­rally moved into con­tention in the three-yearold colts’ cat­e­gory, but that group is led by a sta­ble­mate, the Ir­ish Derby win­ner San­ti­ago, who also won the Queen’s Vase at As­cot.

The older-horse cat­e­gory could be very com­pet­i­tive this year. The two stars of As­cot were the six-yearolds Stradi­var­ius and Bat­taash. An­other, En­able, was back on course on Sun­day, but had to give best to Ghaiyy­ath in the Eclipse.

The cat­e­gory is led by a sev­enyear-old with 32 races un­der his belt, Way To Paris. Since rac­ing re­sumed in France on May 1, he has been first and sec­ond in a Group One and the same in a Group Two.

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