Despite not winning a race last season, dual Vodacom Durban July winner Do It Again remains the top-rated South African racehorse on the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings.
The ratings, which cover the period between January 1st and September 6th, were published earlier this week, and are topped by Dubawi’s brilliant son Ghaiyyath.
The latter is a perfect four-for-four in 2020, and he improved his rating to 130 in his last start, where he posted a three-length victory over Magical in the G1 Juddmonte International Stakes.
Do It Again’s rating of 121, sees him rated one pound clear of fellow South African champion Hawwaam, with that Silvano horse having a rating of 120.
The Justin Snaith trained Do It Again put up the finest effort of his 2019-2020 campaign when he ran on strongly for third in the G1 Vodacom Durban July, beaten just over a length, while conceding 6.5kgs to the victorious Belgarion.
South African Horse Of The Year of 2018-2019, Do It Again has won seven of 19 starts for earnings in excess of R8.653 million, with his wins including a pair of July scores, as well as wins in the G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and G1 Rising Sun Gold Challenge.
The best horse sired by former European champion Twice Over to date, Do It Again is one of five winners produced by the Casey Tibbs sired triple G3 winner Sweet Virginia.
The latter, from the same family Equus Champion Dancewiththedevil and recent six in a row winner Dance Class, is also dam of high-class Hong Kong galloper Horse Of Fortune, who won the Sophomore Sprint in South Africa when campaigned under the name of Strongman.
Rank Horse Rating Trained:
1 GHAIYYATH (IRE) 130 GB
2 PALACE PIER (GB) 126 GB
3 PERSIAN KING (IRE) 125 FR
3 STRADIVARIUS (IRE) 125 GB
3 TIZ THE LAW (USA) 125 USA
6 ALMOND EYE (JPN) 124 JPN
6 ENABLE (GB) 124 GB
6 NATURE STRIP (AUS) 124 AUS
9 AUTHENTIC (USA) 123 USA
9 IMPROBABLE (USA) 123 USA
9 LORD NORTH (IRE) 123 GB
9 LOVE (IRE) 123 IRE
9 MOHAATHER (GB) 123 GB
9 TOM’S D’ETAT (USA) 123 USA