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Pinatubo rates higher than Frankel

Racingbase Staff in News 17 Sep 2019
  • Pinatubo has been given a Timeform rating of 134
Pinatubo ridden by William Buick wins the National Stakes (PA Images)

Godolphin colt Pinatubo has received the highest Timeform rating for a two-year-old since 1994.

Trained by Charlie Appleby, the superstar juvenile extended his unbeaten record to five when he crushed rivals by nine lengths in the Group One National Stakes (1400m) at the Curragh.

That performance earned Pinatubo a Timeform rating of 134, which is the highest since Celtic Swing rated 138 in the Racing Post Trophy back in 1994.

Pinatubo's 134 is well clear of unbeaten champion Frankel at the same stage of his career; Frankel had rated 128. 

Appleby plans to run the son of Shamardal in next month's Dewhurst Stakes.

“He’s the best two-year-old I’ve trained, there’s no doubt about that,” Appleby told the Racing Post.
“I’ve been very lucky to have some nice two-year-olds through my hands so far but something like him is amazing, because he just doesn’t do anything in the mornings.
"I worked him midweek with some of the nicer two-year-olds and Royal Crusade put him in his place.
"We only ever see the best of him when he turns up at the track, which is a nice position to be in.”



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