Kyprios The Eyecatcher in Latest Longines WBRR

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The latest edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings (WBRR) were released Thursday, with winners from Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe weekend climbing into prominent positions on the list.

Kyprios (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) ran his seasonal record to six wins from as many appearances with a spectacular performance in the G1 Qatar Prix du Cadran over 4000 metres, where he had some 20 lengths between him and the next-nearest competitor. Also victorious this term in the G1 Gold Cup, G1 Goodwood Cup and G1 Irish St Leger, the 4-year-old was raised from a rating of 120 to 124, equal-seventh with G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Diamond S. hero Pyledriver (GB) (Harbour Watch {Ire}), dual Japanese Group 1 winner Titleholder (Jpn) (Duramente {Jpn}) and Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}).

The latter was beaten narrowly into third in defence of his title in this year's Arc by Kirsten Rausing's outstanding Alpinista (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who is new to the WBRR on a rating of 123 following her narrow success over Vadeni (Fr) (Churchill {Ire}, 125) in the ParisLongchamp feature. Her season also includes victories in the G1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks and G1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.

Courtesy of his towering score in the GI Ricoh Woodbine Mile in Canada last month, Godolphin's Modern Games (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) now sits on 122 as he prepares for Saturday's G1 Queen Elizabeth II S. and a clash with the 3-year-old filly Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}, 121) at Ascot, with a return trip to the Breeders' Cup likely thereafter. 'TDN Rising Star' Taiba (Gun Runner) has also been rated on 122 on the strength of his three-length tally in the GI Pennsylvania Derby last month.

In Australia, Godolphin's Anamoe (Aus) (Street Boss) took the G1 Might and Power S. at Caulfield in Melbourne Oct. 8, adding to his wins in the G1 Winx S. and G1 George Main S. Now rated 121, the homebred is expected to be favoured for the G1 Ladbrokes Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on Saturday week.

'Rising Star' Flightline (Tapit, 139), who continues his build-up to the GI Breeders' Cup Classic Nov. 5; and Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}, 135), who swansongs in Saturday's G1 QIPCO British Champions S., remain at the top of the WBRR.

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