Three Best Performances Of The Flat Season

Stradivarius - Gold Cup

Stradivarius over the years has gave us some of the best moments on the flat landing Group One after Group One and becoming one of the greatest stayers the sport has ever seen.

However, this season the six year old took it to a new level, joining a very small group of horses that have laded the Ascot Gold Cup in three consecutive years.

The achievement on its own is magnificent, but the actual performance was out of this world and was one of the best seen at Royal Ascot during the week and since the inauguration of the royal meeting.

The six year old turned for home and Frankie pushed the button and with each stride the superstar pulled further clear and went on to land the Group One by 10 lengths.

It has been announced that Stradivarius will be kept in training for another year with his trainer John Gosden saying the fourth straight Ascot Gold Cup is the aim.

Mohaather - Sussex Stakes

Another performance that we could not get away from this season came from the superstar for Marcus Tregoning with Mohaather landing the Sussex Stakes.

Set up to be one of the races of the season with the best horses in the world fighting it out over a mile, and it did not disappoint with the 2000 Guineas winner, Irish 2000 Guineas winner and the Queen Anne Stakes winner all being beat.

That performance was superb from the four year old coming round the whole field to just get up close home and showed in his final sectional the pace he possessed.

Unfortunately it was the last time he was seen on a racecourse having been retired after picking up an injury, but having gave his trainer his first black type win for 14 years, it made history and it was a sparkling victory.

Love - Epsom Oaks

The final performance that we deem is worthy of being in the top three this season comes from the star filly Love for Aidan O'Brien and having landed the 1000 Guineas she stepped up to 1m4f and stole the show when winning the Epsom Oaks.

Many thought the daughter of Galileo would not stay the trip having only run over a mile before but when she was unleashed by Ryan Moore she showed blistering speed and staying ability to take the race by nine lengths.

She went unbeaten for the season landing three Group Ones and two Classic contests but her run in the Oaks will be watched back for years with how dominant a performance it was.

With the filly staying in training next season, she will look to finally run at Longchamp in the Arc, but for now all we can do is admir this performance.