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15:40 York

Juddmonte International Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series) (Class 1)

  • 9 Runners
  • Distance: 1m 2f 88y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £725,000 added
  • Winner: £411,148
  • 2nd: £155,875
  • 3rd: £78,010
  • 4th: £38,860
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 2m 6.59s
  • Off Time: 15:41:47
  • 9 Ran
1st
Silk -
1/10

    2nd
    Silk -
    10/1

      1(6)
      Silk - Green, Pink sash and cap, White sleeves, white cap
      50/1
      • Form 5/78-464
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 108

      led 1f, settled in 3rd, ridden and outpaced inside final 3f, plugged on pressing for poor 4th final furlong, never any chance

      2(4)
      Silk - Royal blue

      Farhh

      21
      10/1
      • Form 1/1-1322
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 122

      took keen hold, held up in 5th and off the pace, smooth headway over 4f out, switched left challenged and disputing 2nd inside final 3f, kept on duelling for 2nd throughout final furlong, never any chance with impressive winner

      3(7)
      Silk - Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves

      Frankel

      21
      1/10
      • Form 111-111
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 140

      slowly into stride, held up in 6th and off the pace, smooth headway on near side rail 3f out, led on bit just over 2f out, shaken up and quickened right away final furlong, impressive

      4(8)
      Silk - White and red (quartered), white sleeves, emerald green armlets, black cap
      25/1
      • Form 458-337
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 117

      took keen hold, held up in rear, making headway between horses when badly hampered inside final 3f, ridden and weakened well over 1f out

      5(5)
      Silk - Dark Blue
      100/1
      • Form 343600
      • Age 4
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 99

      led after 1f, brought field towards near side in straight, ridden and headed inside final 3f, soon weakened

      6(2)
      Silk - Yellow, black sash, white sleeves, black and white quartered cap

      Sri Putra

      25 hb DCD
      20/1
      • Form 7-16571
      • Age 6
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 116

      took keen hold, held up in 5th and off the pace, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 3f out, outpaced and driven 2f out, soon beaten

      7(3)
      Silk - PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap
      • Form 51-2213
      • Age 5
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 124

      held up tracking clear leading trio, smooth headway over 4f out, led inside final 3f, ridden and headed just over 2f out, soon no chance with impressive winner, kept on duelling for 2nd

      8(9)
      Silk - Green, Pink sash, White sleeves, Green cap

      Twice Over

      46 DCD
      12/1
      • Form 110-233
      • Age 7
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 118

      held up in last pair, steady headway in centre over 3f out, went 4th inside final 2f, never any chance

      9(1)
      Silk - Purple, white seams, striped sleeves, white cap
      100/1
      • Form 316545
      • Age 7
      • Weight 9-5
      • Official Rating 106

      rider lost iron briefly after start, chased leader after 1f, ridden and hung badly right inside final 3f, soon beaten

      Previous results

      In depth

      Verdict

      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.

      Formwatch

      Bullet Train 150-1 (9-7) Led, pushed along and joined 3f out, headed approaching final 2f, outpaced and lot 2nd inside final 2f, well beaten when lost 3rd near finish, last of 4, 10l behind Frankel (9-7) at Goodwood 1m Grp 1 (1) gd.

      Farhh 11-1 (9-7) Tracked leading pair, pushed along and switched left 3f out, went 2nd but well outpaced by winner inside final 2f, never any chance, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Frankel (9-7) at Goodwood 1m Grp 1 (1) gd.

      Frankel 1-20fav (9-7) Tracked pacemaker, moved upsides on bit 3f out, led approaching final 2f, quickened well clear over 1f out, impressive, won at Goodwood 1m Grp 1 (1) gd beating Farhh (9-7) by 6l, 4 ran.

      Planteur (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Sweating, held up towards rear, headway towards inside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind So You Think (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Jun.

      Robin Hood (IRE) 100-1 (9-7) Started slowly, headway to lead 10f out, headed and weakened rapidly over 3f out, tailed off and eased, last of 10, well behind Danedream (9-4) at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jul.

      Sri Putra 12-1 (9-2) Held up behind in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at York 1m 2f Grp 2 (1) gf in Jul beating Afsare (9-2) by nk, 9 ran.

      St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up last, headway under strong pressure and hung right entering final 2f, hard driven and went 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Danedream (9-4) at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jul.

      Twice Over 16-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon not much room brielfy, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, not able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Nathaniel (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gs in Jul.

      Windsor Palace (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Soon prominent and wide, disputed after 2f, 2nd entering straight, ridden in 3rd 2f out, no extra over 1f out, 5th of 6, 8l behind Famous Name (9-12) at Leopardstown 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.