Rankings shaken up after wonderful weekend
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.