04/01/2011 1:03PM

World Thoroughbred Rankings Committee puts Black Caviar on top


The World Thoroughbred Rankings Committee doesn’t think much of what transpired at Meydan on Dubai World Cup Night last week, preferring to award interim highweight honors for races between Oct. 1 and March 27 to the Australian sprinter Black Caviar.

The winner of three Group 1 sprints this winter, the Peter Moody-trained filly beat males in all three of those starts, taking the five-furlong Lightning Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths at Flemington on Feb. 19

the six-furlong Newmarket Handicap by three lengths at the same track on March 12,


the six-furlong William Reid Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths at Moonee Valley on March 25. Her rating of 130 is one pound higher than that of the now retired Blame and two better than Workforce.

The Dubai Golden Shaheen winner, Rocket Man, and Dubai World Cup winner, Victoire Pisa, were the highest rated performers on World Cup Night at 122, putting them in a tie for 11th place with Al Quoz sprint winner J J The Jet Plane, who earned his rating for his wins in the Hong Kong Sprint and a six-furlong Meydan handicap. Rewilding received a 121 for his victory in the Dubai Sheema Classic, as did Presvis for his Dubai Duty Free triumph. World Cup runner-up Transcend was also pegged at 121.