Final Cartier Horse Of The Year Update

Cartier Horse Of The Year

This year's Cartier Horse Of The Year Awards are set to be a cracker with the flat season all but over and now the rankings of the horses are starting to be finalised and we have a round up.

One of the big shocks of the current Cartier rankings saw Palace Pier still be labelled as the best miler this season despite being beaten by Baaeed in the QEII Stakes at Ascot.

The John and Thady Gosden-trained four-year-old had landed the Lockinge, Queen Anne Stakes and Prix Jacques le Marois this season, but last time out suffered only the second loss of his career, in a race he has never managed to conquer.

Baaeed announced himself as the next best thing in the mile division but according to the rankings Palace Pier is still the horse of the year on 168 points, with the QEII victor in joint 11th with 88 points.

Second behind Gosden's miler is the superstar St Mark's Basilica who sits on 160 points after landing five straight Group One events, four of them this season, the top two horses in the Cartier awards have now been retired.

Palace Pier also heads the rankings in the Older Horse division ahead of stablemate Mishriff, who is 60 points behind on 108 following his fourth-place finish in the Champion Stake, with Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Torquator Tasso on 96 points.

In the staying division this season Trueshan has taken over as the one to beat from Stradivarius who has picked up the award in this category for the last few years.

On 84 points the Alan King trained stayer is 24 points ahead of his rival for John & Thady Gosden, who is also tied alongside Gold Cup winner Subjectivist.

In the Sprinting division, although landing the British Champions Sprint Stakes, Creative Force was not able to move to the top of the sprinting ranks with Starman sitting pretty on 64 points after his July Cup win.

The Aidan O'Brien-trained pair of fillies Mother Earth and Snowfall both sit on 144 and remain at the head of the Three-Year-Old Filly category despite being well beaten at Ascot last week.

The 31st Cartier Racing Awards will be awarded on November 10th with nothing officially decided until then.

Cartier Horse of the Year Standings

Cartier Horse of the Year Leaderboard

Palace Pier 168
St Mark's Basilica 160
Poetic Flare 156
Hurricane Lane 152
Mother Earth 144
Snowfall 144
Mishriff 108
Adayar 100
Alcohol Free 96
Torquator Tasso 96
Baaeed 88
Broome 88

Cartier Older Horse

Palace Pier 168
Mishriff 108
Torquator Tasso 96
Broome 88
Lady Bowthorpe 84

Cartier Stayer

Trueshan 84
Stradivarius 60
Subjectivist 60
Hurricane Lane 48
Skazino 48

Cartier Sprinter

Starman 64
A Case Of You 58
Dragon Symbol 56
Emaraaty Ana 52
Oxted 48

Cartier Three-Year-Old Colt

St Mark's Basilica 160
Poetic Flare 156
Hurricane Lane 152
Adayar 100
Baaeed 88

Cartier Three-Year-Old Filly

Mother Earth 144
Snowfall 144
Alcohol Free 96
Saffron Beach 68
Joan Of Arc 64
Santa Barbara 64

Cartier Two-Year-Old Colt

Native Trail 80
Perfect Power 80
Angel Bleu 48
Ebro River 40
Point Lonsdale 40

Cartier Two-Year-Old Filly

Inspiral 48
Agartha 40
Sandrine 40
Zellie 40
Discoveries 36

(Credit Racing Post)