2019 Ebor Festival: Juddmonte International Stakes Preview & Prediction (York 3:35pm)

THE FACTS

When does the 2019 Juddmonte International Stakes take place? Wednesday 21st August, 2019 – 15:35 (UK)

Where is the 2019 Juddmonte International Stakes taking place? York

What is the weather forecast for the 2019 Juddmonte International Stakes? 20-21c with decent weather expected throughout the day with very little chance of rain

What is the going at the 2019 Juddmonte International Stakes? Good

What television channel is the 2019 Juddmonte International Stakes on? This race will be shown live on ITV1

Where can I stream the 2019 Juddmonte International Stakes? This race can be streamed live on ITV Player

Who won last year’s Juddmonte International Stakes? Roaring Lion – Oisin Murphy/John Gosden

KEY FACTORS

  • The Group 1 Juddmonte International is the main attraction of the first day of the Ebor Festival at York with the field headed by Crystal Ocean who appears for the first time since he lost out to Enable in the King George.
  • John Gosden won this race last year with Roaring Lion and he has another good chance in this renewal with Frankie Dettori on board King of Comedy who has never finished lower than second in his five races to date.
  • In the last 10 years, only two horses aged five and over have won this renewal with five of the nine runners in this one four-years-old or under and might suggest a difficult afternoon for the favourite Crystal Ocean.

ANALYSIS

Crystal Ocean is the favourite for a reason here after an enthralling battle with super mare Enable in the King George but it may be best to look in a market without the favourite included. The John Gosden colt King of Comedy looks the pick of the rest of the field and it could pay to back him to continue his record of finishing in the first two past the post.

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