Cracks­man joins Winx at the top

Mercury (Hobart) - - SPORT - LEO SCH­LINK

WINX has been joined by re­tired English star Cracks­man at the top of the World’s Best Race­horse rank­ings.

A panel of 18 in­ter­na­tional hand­i­cap­pers pro­moted Cracks­man in the or­der af­ter his Cham­pion Stakes tri­umph at As­cot last month.

The panel val­ued the per­for­mance the equal of Winx’s best dis­play in 2018.

In rat­ing the per­for­mances, the hand­i­cap­pers de­cided Cracks­man’s As­cot win was wor­thy of a five-point pro­mo­tion, shunt­ing him to the same level as Winx.

The panel also ruled Winx’s fourth Cox Plate tri­umph did not merit a rise in the rank­ings.

The panel ad­judged Winx’s Queen El­iz­a­beth Stakes de­mo­li­tion in April as her premier 2018 achieve­ment.

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