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18 Aug 16 18:37
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You can only have 1 pick, lets see what the verdict is from the racing pundits on here.
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Report thurnscoe thunder August 18, 2016 6:39 PM BST
If youre going on shear visual performance, Arazi cutting through the field whether thy went too quick or not was amazing to watch
Report Eborman August 18, 2016 6:40 PM BST
Mill Reef - Gimcrack 1970
Report corruptus in extremus August 18, 2016 6:48 PM BST
Arazi 100% and Zafonic a distant second
Report kavvie August 18, 2016 6:51 PM BST
arazi.made g1 horses look like platers
Report knot in wood August 18, 2016 6:54 PM BST
chief singer winning the coventry fto.
Report .Fidway. August 18, 2016 6:55 PM BST
Arazi runs right by them.
Report 1830 August 18, 2016 6:56 PM BST
Arazi for me to.
Report Biscar Two from a mile back August 18, 2016 7:11 PM BST
European raider Arazi.
Report braq98 August 18, 2016 7:11 PM BST
Celtic Swing RP Trophy
Report GODSEND August 18, 2016 7:16 PM BST
Report lead on August 18, 2016 7:18 PM BST
Report handtorofe August 18, 2016 7:22 PM BST
Lady Aurelia performance at Ascot was unreal.
Report Aladdin Sane August 18, 2016 7:23 PM BST
Oh please let me have 2 picks - Arazi in the Breeders Cup and Lady Aurelia in the Queen Mary..
Report jonjon August 18, 2016 7:25 PM BST
Just to be different... after blowing my mind at nottingham then following him in on his G1 in France next start Dream Ahead.

Then his performance in the Middle park was just astounding.

Proved himself to be absolutely top drawer at 3 and a real shame things didnt happen for him in the dewhurst in his juvenile year against the mighty one but how many horses hearts did Frankel break...
Report stroodle August 18, 2016 7:26 PM BST
Have not followed the horses in recent years, but would agree with a few of the earlier posts Arazi in Breeders Cup Juvenile 1991 will take some beating.
Report jonjon August 18, 2016 7:27 PM BST
Arazi cant be beaten so i wouldnt allow that selection haha should be...'bar arazi what is the best...'
Report flash bookie August 18, 2016 7:32 PM BST
arazi could I also say that the night he won the breeders cup juvenile had the wow factor that I never seen before or since with any racehorse of any age over any distance xxx
Report Ekbalco August 18, 2016 7:51 PM BST
Arazi - Breeders Cup.
Report checker August 18, 2016 7:51 PM BST
Chief Singer in the Coventry
Report krl August 18, 2016 7:52 PM BST
Report handtorofe August 18, 2016 7:56 PM BST
Silky Sullivan on you tube makes Arazi run look run of the mill.
Report habin67 August 18, 2016 7:57 PM BST
My dad worked for Major Hern at the time i Gorytus beating the unbeaten Salieri on his debut in the Acomb by 7 or 8. lengths
Report crepello August 18, 2016 8:04 PM BST
Sorry for being immodest but it was myself in winning The Dewhurst in 1956 - I knew how good I was but my pesky front legs eventually let me down .....
Report blackbarn August 18, 2016 8:07 PM BST
1970 Cornwallis Stakes - Cawstons Pride.   2YO course record, beat Mummys Pet.
Report stroodle August 18, 2016 8:08 PM BST

Aug 18, 2016 -- 7:57PM, habin67 wrote:

My dad worked for Major Hern at the time i Gorytus beating the unbeaten Salieri on his debut in the Acomb by 7 or 8. lengths

Dont mention that race again, was an apprentice at the time and decided to put my full wages on Salieri, was so confident of victory. Never had a bean for a weekLaugh

Report maleuk01. August 18, 2016 8:15 PM BST
Agree with Arazi in breeders cup.

The other one was Celtic Swing way back in 1994.

Won the racing post trophy group 1 by 12 Lengths. The others where strung out like washing in behind.
Report Deptford August 18, 2016 8:33 PM BST
Just watched Arazi again, unreal
Report Ramruma August 18, 2016 9:17 PM BST
Zarkava in the 2007 Prix Marcel Boussac.

In the Aga Khan colours with sheepskin noseband, towards the rear, blocked, almost knocked sideways, moves up on the rail, switched wide, whoosh.

Shame there was no ante-post market for the French Guineas.
Report differentdrum August 18, 2016 9:41 PM BST
Hard to go for anything other than Arazi. Just unreal. A shame he got an injury and didn't go on.

Pretty sure that like his sire he was beaten on debut. Anyone know who beat him?
Report The Sawyer August 18, 2016 9:43 PM BST
Circus Ring for me at Royal Ascot in 1981.

Couldn't tell you which race but I remember the commentator (O'Sullevan) saying she'll need to be good to win from there and did so by 7 or 8 lengths?

She was unbeaten as a 2yo but was injured at 3 and became a successful broodmare.
Report EvgenyKissin August 18, 2016 9:46 PM BST
Report Diff-rent August 18, 2016 9:59 PM BST
Think as many have pointed out above Arazi was a little bit special that evening.
Report johnnythebull August 18, 2016 10:07 PM BST
never forget that Arazi run..spinetingling
on that day don't think any horse could have beaten it
Report masked magician August 18, 2016 10:09 PM BST
Gorytus York
Report cj180 August 18, 2016 10:13 PM BST
Best two year old performance I've seen in the flesh was Fleetwood at Haydock in 1997. Race was over 7f he pulverised the field and Fallon couldn't pull him up till the back straight. Shame he never ran again through injury. A lost star for the maestro of Warren Place Sad
Report blackbarn August 18, 2016 10:16 PM BST
Differentdrum - Sheikh Mohammed's Steinbeck (trained by Andre Fabre) beat Arazi first time out
Report knavesmire007 August 18, 2016 10:19 PM BST
Arazi was the biggest jaw dropping performance.If I remember rightly it was Bonfire Night,I kept sneaking in to watch the Breeders Cup.
Report dukeofpuke August 19, 2016 1:01 AM BST
As a two-year-old in 1987, Diminuendo was undefeated in four races, beginning with a maiden race at Leicester Racecourse in June,[5] in which she was ridden by Willie Ryan and won by ten lengths despite starting slowly

that was the best i've seen in person,the great henry cecil was there

similar weather now in leicester to what it was then very hot and been dry for weeks
Report isleham August 19, 2016 6:49 AM BST
Like so many posters if you saw Arazi that night it is a case of Arazi first everything else nowhere..if you didn't see it live you missed a phenomenon
Report foxy August 19, 2016 8:52 AM BST
good call by jonjon dream ahead look fantastic in the middle park i was sure he would best frankel in the dewhurst.

the sawyer

the race your thinking of was not at royal ascot circus ring never ran at the royal meeting as a 2 year old ,it was the princess margaret stakes the same day as shergar won the king george.
Report differentdrum August 19, 2016 9:51 AM BST
Thanks Blackbarn. The Racing Post site doesn't record that race but Arazi quickly got his revenge giving Steinbeck 3lbs.

Visually, I would have the Arazi performance ahead of anything I have seen. It doesn't match up form wise to many of the greats but I can't think of another race where a horse has literally made it look like the others were running in slow motion.
Report TEN2FOLLOWER August 19, 2016 10:03 AM BST
Best 2yo debut I every saw was Gorytus in the Acomb Stakes.
Report aimforspain August 19, 2016 10:09 AM BST
Flockton Grey. (just joking)
Report Hound-Dog-2 August 19, 2016 11:10 AM BST
Best 2-y-o performance I've seen and just one pick, has got to be CHIEF SINGER in the Coventry, 20-1, never ran in a maiden and went straight to Ascot for his debut in the Coventry - and his entire career was spent in Group company. Love this story about him:

"Shortly before the Coventry, Trainer Ron Sheather had matched the colt against a successful 6-y-o handicapper named Teamwork in a trial gallop, and decided to send the colt straight to Ascot after he easily defeated his older rival despite meeting him at two stones worse than weight-for-age. Before the Coventry Lester Piggott asked Cochrane how he expected to win on "that big black oaf". Cochrane responded "take a good look at his face, because all you're going to see at the end is his arse"
Report unclepuncle August 19, 2016 11:23 AM BST
Xaar was pretty impressive in the Dewhurst.
Report Mikael D'Haguenet August 19, 2016 11:41 AM BST
Arazi's Breeders Cup is the most overrated 2yo performance I've ever seen.

There, I said it!
Report knavesmire007 August 19, 2016 11:59 AM BST
oh dear Mischief that's like saying "Santa doesn't exist" ExcitedCry
One that I will never forget was Cry of Truth winning a Donny Maiden.
Report unbiased August 19, 2016 12:01 PM BST
Yes,Arazi was brilliant,as were the others mentioned,but what Lady Aurelia did at Ascot was good enough to win the Kings Stand.Outstanding performance.
Report johnnythebull August 19, 2016 12:27 PM BST
defo in the arazi jaw dropping league..was incredible
Report blackbarn August 19, 2016 12:30 PM BST
Just for you Hound-Dog =

Poor commentary from POS - CS does not get a mention until a split second before he takes the lead at the furlong pole.
Report TedButler August 19, 2016 1:32 PM BST
In my view, Mill Reef was more impressive than Arazi.
Celtic Swing also has to be mentioned.
Report KipperRSA August 19, 2016 1:42 PM BST
Arazi for me too
Report Oldgit1 August 19, 2016 4:08 PM BST
I didn't see it but is anything better than Tudor Minstrels Coventry Stakes win?
Of those seen Cantelo was unbeaten in her 2yo season. As a 3yo favourite for the Oaks but second to Petite Etoile and for one of my best days ever won the St Leger.
Report acey deucy August 19, 2016 4:46 PM BST
Arazi and Lady Aurelia....What price on Sunday?Excited
Report Andrew in Sweden August 19, 2016 7:42 PM BST
Claremont Point, a 2 year old Greyhound I owned that won for me at Slough (7/1) back in the late 70's  Wink
Report sparrow August 19, 2016 7:47 PM BST
I will go for Chief Singer.
Report Oldgit1 August 19, 2016 10:09 PM BST
Do they have dog racing in Sweden?
Report bud the frog August 20, 2016 1:12 PM BST
Circus Ring, she was odds on for the Guineas in the autumn, that gives you some idea of how good she was best i've seen.
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