AFTER AN AUTHORITATIVE success in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic, Authentic was awarded a mark of 126, the highest achieved by any dirt performer in 2020 and a share of second overall with Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohd’s Palace Pier, according to the final Longines Best Racehorse Ratings. Despite several notable Breeders’ Cup performances, Godolphin’s Ghaiyyath remained top of the pile on 130 with Addeybb adding further Maktoum presence in the top ten, Sheikh Ahmed’s star earning a mark of 125. That 125 rating proved a popular achievement with Godolphin’s Australian sprint star Bivouac and Persian King, raced in partnership by Godolphin and Ballymore Thoroughbreds, also among a sextet registering that level.