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Tuesday, August 17 2021
Ebor festival Preview

Wednesday kicks off York’s four day Ebor festival, the highlight of the first day is the running of the first of 3 week Group 1 races of the week , The Juddmonte International Stakes, a weight for age event over 2000m, the race has often been considered to be Europe’s equivalently the Cox Plate and is one of the real showpiece races of England’s Summer.

Key Stats and trends since the year 2000

•Aiden O’Brien is the leading trainer during that period with 6 winners

•3yo’s have won 7 times since 2000

•Only one Filly/Mare has won in the last 20 years

•17 of the last 20 winners were previously Group 1 winners

Juddmonte International Stakes

Group 1



10f / 2000m

Colts and Fillies

1.Juan Elcano (Frankel - Whatami)

T.Kevin Ryan

J. Andrea Atzeni

A listed winner 2 starts ago who was second in course and distance Group 2 race last start.Handy enough type but like to find this sort of company too strong


2.Mishriff (Make Believe - Contradict)

T. John & Thady Gosden

J. David Egan

An international superstar having recorded major victories in Saudi Arabia and Dubai already this season but is still in search of his crowning moment on home soil, will prove to be very hard to beat


3.Love (Galileo - Pikaboo)

T. Aiden O’Brien

J. Ryan Moore

Star mare shooting for her 6th group 1 win, won the Yorkshire Oaks at this meeting last year. Already won a group 1 over this trip at Royal Ascot in June , Third In the King George last time out. Will cause the favourite plenty of headaches

4.Alenquer (Adlerflug- Wild Blossom)

T. William Haggas

J.Tom Marquand

One of four 3yo’s in the race this year, a likeable Colt who got through testing ground to win a Group 2 over 2400 at Royal Ascot, followed that up with solid 3rd in French Group 1 at his latest, did also pick up a Group 3 earlier in the season over this distance, certainly not the worst 11/1

5. Mac Swiney (New Approach - Halla Na Saoire)

T. Jim Bolger

J. Kevin Manning

Dual Group 1 winner over a mile who excels on wet tracks, would need something drastic to happen for conditions to turn in his favour 16/1

6. Mohaafeth ( Frankel- French Dressing)

T. William Haggas

J. Jim Crowley

Colt who holds a very lofty reputation, started the year by winning 4 in a row before being beaten as favourite when only managing 3rd In a course and distance Group 2 last start, but is clearly a serious talent and can atone. 6/

7.Alcohol Free (No Nay Never - Plying)

T. Andrew Balding

J. Oisin Murphy

A standout 3yo filly this season, has already claimed 3 Group1 victories including beating the older horses in the Sussex last start, first try at 2000m and any rain would help. 6/1

Selections 3,2,5,7

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