Handicapper: Camelot below form
Leger defeat rated on a par with Guineas glory
Last Updated: September 17, 2012 2:48pm
Encke beats Camelot in the Ladbrokes St Leger
Camelot ran five pounds below his best in the Ladbrokes St Leger, according to the official British Horseracing Authority ratings for the race.
He has been given a rating of 119 for Saturday's performance, the same as he registered in the QIPCO 2000 Guineas over a mile at Newmarket in May.
However the assessor had the son of Montjeu running to 124 when he landed the Investec Derby at Epsom in June.
Encke, who beat Camelot by three-quarters of a length at Doncaster, was given a career-best rating of 120 for the performance, eight pounds higher than his previous best mark.
Encke now heads the QIPCO British Champions Series Long Distance performance table from Camelot with the Gold Cup winner, Colour Vision, who ran below his best in Friday's Stobart Doncaster Cup, in third.
The Stobart Doncaster Cup winner, Times Up, ran a pound below his Weatherbys Insurance Lonsdale Cup mark last month, being given 113 for Friday's victory as opposed to 114 at York. Runner-up, High Jinx, ran to the same 111 rating in both races.
Camelot's second place on Saturday enabled both Aidan and Joseph O'Brien to increase their leads in the Trainer and Jockey of the Series tables with six races to go - the Nayef Joel Stakes in the mile category at Newmarket on Friday 28 September and the five category finales on QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday 20 October.