IT takes a special horse to earn a Timeform rating of 130 or above and often it is middle-distance horses and milers who achieve the feat. However, we have seen a trio of sprinters do it in the past few years.

Battaash has hit the highest peak, 136, and the brilliant gelding will be back in action this year. Harry Angel, rated 132 at three and 131 at four, is about to begin his second season at Dalham Hall Stud. Blue Point is the third and he was on 131 after completing a remarkable double at Royal Ascot in June.