Breakthrough for Kingman, but Shamardal takes the honours this time

The Shamardal filly Castle Lady (Mickael Barzalona, blue) just gets the better of Commes (left) to win the Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1000 Guineas) at ParisLongchamp. Photo: John Gilmore

A former world #3 is this week’s TRC Sire of the Week after an outstanding week highlighted by a big classic win in France.



Perhaps the big story in this section is the mighty Kingman (+5pts, #91 from #129) entering the TRC top 100 after his first G1 victory - Persian King’s win in the Poule d’Essai des Poulains at ParisLongchamp. Surely he is destined for a spot in the top 20 by the end of the season as Kingmania takes hold. 

It’s a well-established sire who gets the nod here in the shape of SHAMARDAL (+9pts, #23 from #35) via Castle Lady’s win in the G1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches, plus a pair of G3s at Leopardstown and Naas. Shamardal was a former world #3 for 15 weeks in 2015, plus he spent 63 weeks at #4 and 56 weeks at #5 soon after.

Shamardal takes high rank on our rankings based on 2019 data only after ten wins from 21 runners, including two G1s. Joint top are two of the stalwarts of our classifications: Japanese legend Deep Impact (12-116) and our world #1 Dubawi (an outstanding 15-47).

Kingman, at #91, is leader in the rankings among second-season sires in the Northern Hemisphere, ahead of the horse who tied with him as the highest-rated 3-year-old of 2014, Australia (+4pts, #129 from #174), whose son, Epsom Derby hope Broome, won the G3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown.

They, of course, are at the beginning of their second seasons, unlike their contemporaries in the South, who are coming to the end of theirs. Leading the way among that cohort are Zoustar (currently ranked #30) and Dundeel (#44).

Full sire standings here

Click here for a list of all last week’s biggest TRC Global Rankings points gainers

Click here for a list of all the week’s Group and Graded winners

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