TRC rankings star: Bauyrzhan Murzabayev

• Most notable mover on Thoroughbred Racing Commentary’s Global Rankings

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Bauyrzhan Murzabayev with Soul Train at Baden-Baden. Photo: Marc Rühl/Deutscher Galopp

+7 Bauyrzhan Murzabayev

With four Group races at Baden-Baden among last week’s qualifying events, there was always a fairly good chance somebody based in Germany might do enough for recognition in this slot.

So it proved. Step forward the nation’s champion jockey Bauyrzhan Murzabayev, who gets a 7pt boost (#194 from #259) on the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary’s exclusive world rankings.

On the mark with the Andreas Wohler-trained Soul Train in the G3 Derby Trial, Murzabayev had six winners over three cards from Friday to Sunday and currently leads the German jockeys’ title race.

Little known outside Germany, the 27-year-old Kazakh – known as ‘Borschan’ to his fans – has yet to have a winner above G3 level.

Other notable movers include Haruki Sugiyama (+7pt, #152 from #217) and Kohei Matsuyama (+6pt, #84 from #95), the trainer-jockey partnership behind Japan’s dual Classic heroine Daring Tact, who added the Yushun Himba (Japanese Oaks) to her Oka Sho (Japanese 1,000 Guineas) success in dramatic fashion at the weekend.

Aussie rider Jim Byrne gets a nice 9pt jump (#271 from #498) after a G2 victory on the two-year-old Rothfire at Eagle Farm in Brisbane.

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