I’M never a fan of the “unusually weak renewal” moniker which seems to (at least amongst the more downcast observers) apply to just about every Group-1 not held in the summer months. That being said, the 2019 Lockinge Stakes was a Group-1 in name only.

That’s not to say that Mustashry wasn’t a worthy or even above average winner. Indeed, as the small table above notes, he’s actually the second-highest rated winner since 2015 using Timeform’s methodology.