Frankel provisional rating of 147 is highest in Timeform history
20 Jun 2012 | Frankel was on Tuesday given a provisional Timeform rating of 147 for his Queen Anne victory at Royal Ascot, a figure which would put him at the top of the all-time list of Flat ratings.
David Johnson, Timeform 's Flat Editor, commented "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 fifth time that he has produced a 140+ rating."
Jamie Lynch, Timeform's Chief Correspondent, reflected "Frankel has now proved himself the ultimate racehorse by breaking new ground in terms of ratings, and the thrilling aspect is we're only two races into his defining season, so it's not out of the question he could go higher still with different challenges ahead, including the tantalising prospect of meeting Camelot over a longer trip or targeting the Breeders' Cup."
Timeform's All-Time Highest-Rated Horses
147 Frankel (Provisional)
145 Sea Bird II
144 Brigadier Gerard, Tudor Minstrel
142 Abernant, Ribot, Windy City
141 Mill Reef
140 Dancing Brave, Dubai Millennium, Sea The Stars, Shergar, Vaguely Noble
Timeform Global Rankings
1 Frankel 147
2 Black Caviar 136
3= Cirrus Des Aigles 133
3= Excelebration 133
5= Danedream 132
5= Hay List 132
7= Cityscape 131
7= So You Think 131
7= Strong Suit 131
7= Wise Dan 131