There was plenty of debate from Peter Moody and the lads on the Moody On The Mic Podcast this week on the current crop of three year old’s getting around at the moment.
We’ve seen Alabama Express take out the C.F. Orr Stakes, Loving Gaby the Ladbrokes Manikato, Castelvecchio second in the Ladbrokes Cox Plate, Super Seth second in the Futurity Stakes, Alligator Blood win nine of his first 10 races, Yes Yes Yes win The Everest and Standout win the Expressway Stakes.
Does this make them exceptional horses or is there a lack in quality in the older horses at the moment?
We’ve run through the best crops of three year old’s in the past 30 years and ranked them so that we can compare the credentials of the current crop!
Encosta De Lago – Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
Sparticus – Australia Stakes and Oakleigh Plate
Mouawad – Futurity Stakes and George Ryder Stakes
Accomplice – The Galaxy and Doomben 10,000
Honourable Mentions: Dane Ripper, Intergaze, Akhenaton, Summer Beau
Shoals – Myer Classic and Robert Sangster Classic
Trapeze Artist – T.J Smith Stakes and All Aged Stakes
The Autumn Sun – 5 X Group 1 winner against his own age
She Will Reign – Moir Stakes
Merchant Navy – Diamond Jubilee Stakes
Honourable Mentions – Kementari, Alizee, Ace High
All Too Hard – Futurity Stakes, All Aged Stakes, C.F. Orr Stakes and 2nd in Cox Plate
Pierro – Canterbury Stakes, George Ryder, 2nd in Doncaster Handicap and 3rd in Cox Plate
Fiveandahalfstar – The BMW, 2nd in Australian Cup and 2nd in Ranvet Stakes
It’s A Dundeel – Sydney 3YO Triple Crown and 2nd in Queen Elizabeth Stakes
Honourable Mentions: Shamexpress, Sacred Falls, Your Song, Epaulette
Octagonal – Cox Plate and The BMW
Saintly – Australian Cup
Gold Ace – Lightning Stakes and The Galaxy
Our Maizcay – Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes
Honourable Mentions: Ravarda, Flying Spur, Filante, Nothin’ Leica Dane
Redoute’s Choice – Manikato Stakes and C.F. Orr Stakes
Testa Rossa – Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes, Lightning Stakes and Futurity Stakes
Miss Pennymoney – Australia Stakes and Newmarket Handicap
Honourable Mentions: Shogun Lodge, Over, Pharein
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