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I personally think that, in a fantasy 3m2f chase comprised of the best 12 chasers of recent and yester year, Arkle wouldn’t necessarily win it.  You have to remember that a horses ‘greatness’ is only ever measured by how far he/she is/was ahead of his own generation.<br>I don’t think there would be a lot in it, if the following race were possible …

1   Desert Orchid<br>2   Arkle<br>3   Golden Miller<br>4   Dawn Run<br>5   Best Mate<br>6   Mandarin<br>7   Special Cargo<br>8   Mill House<br>9   Burrough Hill Lad<br>10 Flyingbolt<br>11 Forgive N Forget<br>12 Alverton

To tell the truth, there is no way to know who the best would be.  Just like if you tried to compare Badsworth Boy to Moscow Flyer.