IN its annual Racehorses of 2019, Timeform not only made Pinatubo their European champion two-year-old, they rated him on 134, an astonishing 14lbs above all his contemporaries, comparing him with such other unbeaten legendary juveniles as The Tetrarch, Tudor Minstrel and Frankel.

Pinatubo was an easy winner of all his six starts in 2019 and it seems certain that he will be very popular as a stallion at Dalham Hall in his first season there this year.