Baaeed wins the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot
Following his victory at Royal Ascot, Baaeed (GB)  has improved his rating to 128 from 125 and remains the leader in the fifth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2022.
|LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings
|2||NATURE STRIP (AUS)||126||AUS|
|4||LIFE IS GOOD (USA)||124||USA|
|6||DESERT CROWN (GB)||123||GB|
|6||JACK CHRISTOPHER (USA)||123||USA|
|6||SPEAKER’S CORNER (USA)||123||USA|
Making his second start of the year, Baaeed won the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) by 1 ¾ lengths over Real World (IRE)  to improve his rating. He is now undefeated in eight career starts. In May, Baaeed defeated Real World by 3 ¼ lengths in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes (G1) to begin his 2022 campaign.
Australia’s Nature Strip (AUS)  also raised his rating at Royal Ascot and is currently co-second in the rankings. He has improved to 126 from 124 following his victory in the King’s Stand Stakes (G1), which he won by 4 ½ lengths.
Other horses to impress at Royal Ascot include State of Rest (IRE) , who is newly ranked following his one-length score in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (G1), and Inspiral (GB) , who is ranked after winning the Coronation Stakes (G1) by 4 ¾ lengths.
Meanwhile, joining Nature Strip in the second position is Flightline (USA) . In his seasonal debut, Flightline won the Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap (G1) by six lengths to earn his rating of 126. He is undefeated in four lifetime starts.
Titleholder (JPN)  also improved his rating this past month to 124 from 121 and is now in the co-fourth position along with Life Is Good (USA) . Titleholder raised his rating by setting a course record in the Takarazuka Kinen (G1), which he won by two lengths over Hishi Iguazu (JPN) .
Among those rated at 123 are Jack Christopher (USA)  and Vadeni (FR) . Jack Christopher is new to the rankings following his romp by 10 lengths in the Woody Stephens Stakes presented by Mohegan Sun (G1). Vadeni improved his rating to 123 from 122 following his victory in the Coral-Eclipse (G1) over Mishriff (IRE) , Native Trail (GB) , Lord North (IRE) , Bay Bridge (GB) , and Alenquer (FR) .
Additionally, Trueshan (FR)  is ranked after winning the Jenningsbet Northumberland Plate Handicap while carrying 148 lbs.
Other newcomers to the rankings this month are Mo Donegal (USA) , Olympiad (USA) , and Westover (GB) . Mo Donegal won the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets (G1) by three lengths, Olympiad took the Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) by 2 ¼ lengths, and Westover was victorious in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (G1) by seven lengths.
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