Cartier Awards Heats Up Just Before End Of The Season

There have been some big movements in the Cartier horse of the year awards especially in the two year old colts division as Saturday's Dewhurst Stakes winner Pinatubo has soared to the top of the rankings.

The juvenile has overtaken fellow Godolphin two year old Earthlight by eight points with both of them being unbeaten during the season but Pinatubo now just edging him out after putting in a gritty performance at the weekend to take his second Group One of his career.

The son of Sharmadal made it six from six on Saturday to reach 80 points in the two year old standings and if he is able to retain his place at the top before the end of the season he will be the first for his owners since since Dawn Approach won the prize in 2012.

The overall standings for the Cartier horse of the year award remained unaltered after the weekends racing with Magical still leading the way for Aidan O'Brien.

The four year old filly sits on 168 points after landing two group Ones in Irish Champion Stakes and Tattersalls Gold Cup whilst also posting three seconds in other black type races.

She leads Enable in second who yesterday was announced that she will be back for another season as a six year old but will not race again this season.

During the process of announcing the winner the points total only makes up 30 percent of the overall vote with the rest of the factors coming down to scores from a panel of judges votes from Racing Post and Telegraph readers and ITV Racing viewers.

In third spot for the title in 2019 is leading stayer Stradivarius for John Gosden who could be seen for one final time this season before he also reappears next year for his six year old campaign.

He will be looking to bolster his chances in the Cartier awards by winning the Long Distance Cup for a second consecutive year at Ascot on Saturday.

Just in behind Stradivarius is Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Waldgeist on 120 points whilst the retired Too Darn Hot and Crystal Ocean join Hermosa on 112 points.

The sprint division is not done with yet with Advertise looking to stake a late claim for the division when running also on Saturday in the British Champions Sprint Stakes and his trainer Martyn Meade says he is in the form of his life at home.

He is looking to catch Blue Point who is on 106 points and also go clear of Battaash who he is joint on 80 points with.

Starcatcher and Anapurna for John Gosden in the three year old fillies division are looking to catch Hermosa with a big run on Saturday whilst in the two year old category Quadrilateral bridged the gap to Mark Johnston's Raffle Prize in what is a very close group.

Cartier Older Horse

Magical 168
Enable 152
Stradivarius 128
Waldgeist 120
Crystal Ocean 112

Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt

Too Darn Hot 112
Japan 108
Circus Maximus 88
Advertise 80
Anthony Van Dyck 76

Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly

Hermosa 112
Anapurna 80
Star Catcher 80
Iridessa 74
Fleeting 52

Cartier Sprinter

Blue Point 106
Advertise 80
Battaash 80
Hello Youmzain 56
So Perfect 48

Cartier Stayer

Stradivarius 128
Dee Ex Bee 72
Logician 48
Enbihaar 44
Holdthasigreen 40

Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly

Raffle Prize 64
Albigna 48
Daahyeh 48
Love 48
Millisle 36