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Boye
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TMM<br>It is indeed strange, on the face of it, that three such highly rated horses should be around at the same time, and I can understand why you would find it hard to believe.<br>I would point you to the year 1970, when the Flat scene was graced by Nijinsky (then three), and both Brigadier Gerard and Mill Reef (then two).<br>The latter two are the best Flat horses I have ever seen, with the other snapping at their heels.  Yet they all raced in the same year, and two of them were exact contemporaries, so it can be done!<br>I’ve had a good look at Arkle’s career, and some of the things he did were absolutely astounding. I’ve no doubt in my mind he was not just the best ever, but by some way.<br>Flyingbolt’s career lacked longevity and while some of his performances could rightly be highly rated, he didn’t really get the chance to dominate over a period, as Arkle did.<br>