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Timeform Rates Frankel "Best Of All Time"
Meanwhile English champion 4YO miler Frankel (Galileo-Kind, by Danehill) "has been rated the greatest of them all, after Tuesday's stunning Gr1 Queen Anne Stakes win at Royal Ascot" reported The Daily Telegraph. Frankel notched his 11th successive victory "when he romped home by 11-lengths, prompting Timeform to issue a provisional 147 rating, a figure which puts him at the top of the all-time list". Sea Bird (legendary winner of the 1965 Gr1 English Derby & French Gr1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe) had been Timeform's highest-ever performer with a 145 rating, ahead of Brigadier Gerard & Tudor Minstrel at 144. But Frankel's latest effort "not only confirmed he is the world's best racehorse, but arguably the greatest of all time". Timeform's David Johnson declared: "The facts are that Frankel's performance is likely to surpass anything witnessed in Timeform's 64-year history. To give some perspective on just how phenomenal this effort was, in provisionally rating Frankel 147, we still have Excelebration (runner-up) running more than a stone below his previous best (133). A point worth emphasising is the consistency with which Frankel has produced such performances. This is the 5th time that he has produced a 140+ rating." (Australia's best racehorse, according to Timeform, is Tulloch with a 138 rating, one pound ahead of Kingston Town.)