Torquator Tasso Climbs The Ladder in Longines WBRR

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Torquator Tasso | Racingfotos

By virtue of his stunning upset in the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp Oct. 3, Torquator Tasso (Ger) (Adlerflug {Ger}) now shares fourth position with Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}) in the latest Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings, which were published Oct. 14.

The Marcel Weiss-trained 4-year-old was given a rating of 125 for his 71-1 upset of Tarnawa (Ire) (Shamardal) (120) in the Paris feature. Farther behind in third was Godolphin's G1 Grand Prix de Paris and G1 St Leger hero Hurricane Lane (Ire) (Frankel {GB}), who sits on 123, while his G1 Cazoo Derby and G1 King George & Queen Elizabeth S.-winning stablemate Adayar (Ire) (Frankel {GB}) was three lengths adrift in fourth. On 127, Adayar remains the joint-highest ranking horse on the WBRR alongside Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB})–whom he is set to face in Saturday's G1 QIPCO Champion S. at Ascot–and St Mark's Basilica (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}).

Trueshan (Fr) (Planteur {Ire}) got underfoot conditions to suit in the Oct. 2 Qatar Prix du Cadran and easily defeated Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) to be newly rated on 120 in the WBRR. The two rivals are drawn alongside each other in barriers nine and 10 for Satuday's G2 QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup over two miles.

Knicks Go (Paynter), who will vie for favoritism in the GI Breeders' Cup Classic Nov. 6, remains the top-rated American galloper on 124–tied for sixth with Nature Strip (Aus) (Nicconi {Aus})–and is one point superior to GI Kentucky Derby first past the post Medina Spirit (Protonico), who is ranked 123 following a comprehensive defeat of his elders in the GI Awesome Again S. at Santa Anita Oct. 2. Hot Rod Charlie (Oxbow) has been assigned a rating of 121 for his victory over Midnight Bourbon (Tiznow) in the GI Pennsylvania Derby Sept. 25.

The next edition of the Longines WBRR is due Thursday, Nov. 11.

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