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top-notch

adjective altissimo, apical, best, capital, chief, critical, crowning, crucial, crying, deep, desperate, earnest, essential, far-reaching, forcible, head, heavy, highest, intense, intensified, maximal, maximum, momentous, most, of great force, of great number, paramount, potent, preeminent, pressing, principal, serious, sharp, strong, superlative, supreme, telling, tiptop, top, topmost, urgent, vigorous, violent, vital, weighty, zenithal
Associated concepts: highest degree of care, highest proved value
See also: best, premium, select
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And this Peter Moody-trained five-year-old looks another potential top-notcher from Down Under on the evidence of a cracking run behind Miss Andretti in the King's Stand Stakes.
Dempsey has always been very highly regarded, and as he showed real signs of developing into a top-notcher last term, he makes considerable appeal in what is admittedly a well-contested and intriguing renewal.
A stakes winner at two, in addition to running creditably at the highest level, this Dermot Weld-trained colt might not be a top-notcher.
Carnival Dancer looked a potential top-notcher when comfortably beating smart opposition at Ayr last year and was far from disgraced in the Champion Stakes at Newmarket in October.
DESARU: Looked a top-notcher when scoring by four lengths at Doncaster last season but then didn't stay when third in the Royal Lodge (1m, soft).
Borderlescott is almost a Kauto Star of the sprinting world, a genuine top-notcher who has been racing at the highest level for years but who will have his many fans on tenterhooks as he makes his comeback from injury.
He now gets the chance to prove himself a top-notcher against less experienced opposition and looks just the type to zip around Aintree at the head of affairs.
Dempsey has always been highly regarded and as he showed real signs of developing into a top-notcher last term, he makes considerable appeal in a well-contested renewal.
Chasing will undoubtedly be his game, but he is a potential top-notcher and he must have a serious chance of adding to victories at Haydock and Wetherby.
Unraced as a juvenile, Royal Anthem quickly stamped himself as a potential top-notcher with victories over 10 furlongs at Newbury and Newmarket.
The five-year-old is a brother to former top-notcher Royal Paradise, a Grade One winner in his prime, and is also related to numerous other winners including the very smart Royal Rosa.
Marcus tregoning's Lambourn yard has produced some smart performers and Qadar looks another potential top-notcher judged on his smooth success at Lingfield yesterday.