• 15:40 Juddmonte International Stakes 1m 2f 88y

  • Winner £411,148 2nd £155,875 3rd £78,010 4th £38,860
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 6.59s
  • Off time: 15:41:47
15:40 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Frankel 1/10
2nd Farhh 10/1
3rd St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 5/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 5/78-464 Green, Pink sash and cap, White sleeves, white cap Bullet Train 21
5 9-5 Sir H R A Cecil E Ahern 108 50/151.00
2 (4) 1/1-1322 Royal blue Farhh 21
4 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 122 10/111.00
3 (7) 111-111 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Frankel 21
4 9-5 Sir H R A Cecil T P Queally 140 1/101.10
4 (8) 458-337 White and red (quartered), white sleeves, emerald green armlets, black cap Planteur (IRE) 63
Distance Winner
5 9-5 M Botti W Buick 117 25/126.00
5 (5) 343600 Dark Blue Robin Hood (IRE) 32
Distance Winner
4 9-5 v A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 99 100/1101.00
6 (2) 7-16571 Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap Sri Putra 25
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
6 9-5 hb R Varian N Callan 116 20/121.00
7 (3) 51-2213 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 32
5 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 124 5/16.00
8 (9) 110-233 Green, Pink sash, White sleeves, Green cap Twice Over 46
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 9-5 Sir H R A Cecil I Mongan 118 12/113.00
9 (1) 316545 Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap Windsor Palace (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
7 9-5 v A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 106 100/1101.00


This has always been the plan for the mighty FRANKEL and he can pass this stiffer test of stamina with flying colours. Nothing has managed to get him off the bridle over 1m this year and Farhh, even if he takes his chance, looks to have no hope of reversing Sussex Stakes form with Sir Henry Cecil's superstar. The only worry would be if regular pacemaker Bullet Train and St Nicholas Abbey's stable companions, Robin Hood and Windsor Palace, were to set a suicidal gallop but even then you suspect that the world's top-rated equine performer would have the pace to outpoint St Nicholas Abbey, who is infinitely better over 1m4f. Cecil also runs last year's winner Twice Over and he has place claims along with Sri Putra, who often goes well at a big price in this type of race though did finish behind Farhh and Twice Over in the Coral-Eclipse.