G1 Juddmonte International S.

Pyledriver to Bypass York

Pyledriver (GB) (Harbour Watch {Ire}) will bypass next week's G1 Juddmonte International at York. The colt, who also missed the G1 King George at Ascot, has been contending with a muscle problem which appeared after winning the June 4 G1 Coral Coronation Cup at Epsom. "We've run out of time, we were trying to get his groin right, [but] my physio said if I went and galloped I might put him back two weeks," said William Muir, who trains the colt in partnership with Chris Grassick. "You got to be...

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Love in Good Order For King George

Dual Classic heroine Love (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), who won the G1 Prince of Wales's S.  at Royal Ascot in June, is in good form in advance of the G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. on July 24. The Coolmore partners runner claimed the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas, G1 Investec Oaks, and G1 Yorkshire Oaks in a three-for-three campaign in 2020. "The plan at the moment is that we're looking at running Love in the King George," trainer Aidan O'Brien said from The Curragh. "Mogul (GB) (Galileo {Ire}) and...

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York Feature Races' Prize Money Returned to Pre-COVID Levels

A trio of Group 1 races at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival on Aug.18-21 and the G2 Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante S. on May 13 have all had their prize money boosted to pre-COVID levels, the racecourse announced on Wednesday. The G1 Juddmonte International on Aug. 18, rated the Longines World's Best Horse Race in 2020, will once again be worth £1 million, while the Aug. 19 G1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks will be run for £400,000. The purse of the G1 Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe S. will also...

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Turf, Dirt No Problem

The John Gosden-trained, Prince Faisal homebred Mishriff (Ire) (Make Believe {GB}) stole the show in Saturday's $20-million Saudi Cup. Gary King caught up with Ted Voute, racing manager to Prince Faisal, on Monday morning to reflect on the win. GK: Prince Faisal has enjoyed incredible success in the bloodstock world over the years, which includes breeding and racing Invincible Spirit (Ire). Where does this victory rank? TV: I think being on his home dirt, as it were, I would have to say Mishriff has made Prince Faisal a very proud...

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International Glory For Ghaiyyath

Godolphin's Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) continues to go from strength to strength and only had to go about his usual business to add Wednesday's star-studded G1 Juddmonte International to his G1 Coronation Cup and G1 Eclipse S. triumphs. Always content on the front end with William Buick holding on to something, the 11-8 favourite was brought up the centre of the home straight and stayed out of reach of Magical (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) to win by three lengths, with Lord North (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) 1 1/4 lengths away in third....

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Ghaiyyath Aims for Group1 Hat Trick in Juddmonte International

Now that all the building blocks are laid on solid foundations, Godolphin's imposing presence Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) is the complete structure as a mature 5-year-old entire capable of enormous efforts. The latest of those was a once barely-conceivable 2 1/4-length defeat of Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) in Sunday's G1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown and he lines up a worthy short-priced favourite for Wednesday's G1 Juddmonte International at York. This is a race that suits his age group, with the likes of Halling (Ire), Singspiel (Ire), Falbrav (Ire) and Sulamani (Ire)...

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Aspetar Scratched from International

Group 1 winner Aspetar (Fr) (Al Kazeem {GB}) has been scratched from Wednesday's G1 Juddmonte International S., Racing Post reported on Tuesday. The G1 Preis von Europa hero's latest bloodwork was abnormal, and trainer Roger Charlton opted to skip the York showpiece. "I wasn't convinced his last piece of work was up to scratch," Charlton told Racing Post. "We did a routine blood test on him this morning, got the results this evening and decided it wouldn't be right for him to run in a Group 1 race." The 5-year-old...

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Ghaiyyath One of Six in Juddmonte International

Godolphin's MG1SW Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), who defeated dual G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) when last seen in the G1 Coral-Eclipse S. at Sandown in early July, faces just five opponents in the G1 Juddmonte International S. at York on Aug. 19. However, four of the quintet have also won at the highest level. Ghaiyyath faces the Qatar Racing pair of MG1SW Kameko (Kitten's Joy), who won the G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas this term, as well as G3 Musidora S. heroine Rose of Kildare...

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Aspetar Holds His Ground for Juddmonte International

Aspetar (Fr) (Al Kazeem {GB}), who won last year's G1 Preis von Europa at Cologne in September, will make his next start in the Aug. 19 G1 Juddmonte International S., trainer Roger Charlton confirmed on Monday. After a fruitless run in the G1 Longines Hong Kong Vase in December, the gelding made his 5-year-old bow in the Listed Gala S. at Sandown on July 5 and ran second to Magny Cours (Medaglia d'Oro). He returned to the winner's circle in the G2 York S. on July 25, but Charlton is...

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Enable to Bypass York, Run in September S.

Dual G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) will bypass an intended start at York and instead run in the Sept. 5 G3 September S., according to Juddmonte Racing Manager Teddy Grimthorpe. The Juddmonte colourbearer had originally been under consideration for the G1 Juddmonte International S. or the G1 Yorkshire Oaks in late August, but the Kempton 2400-metre event is now her target. The champion is eyeing a second title in the September, held over the all-weather, as she won it in 2018. "Prince Khalid has...

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Sottsass Earmarked for Juddmonte International

Classic winner Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) is targeting the G1 International S. at York in August, Racing Post reported on Thursday. Successful in the 2019 G1 Prix du Jockey Club, the White Birch Farm runner ran third in the G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe last fall, and returned with a fourth in the G2 Prix d'Harcourt at ParisLongchamp on May 11. Stepped back up to Group 1 level in the Prix Ganay, he secured another top flight win in June. A late season target for Sottsass is the Arc....

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Ghaiyyath Will Bypass King George

G1 Coral-Eclipse S. hero Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) will skip the July 25 G1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth S. and another throwdown with champion Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), and instead target the G1 Juddmonte International at York on Aug. 19, Racing Post reported. Godolphin's bay turned in a stellar performance to defeat the two-time G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine at Sandown on Sunday. "Ghaiyyath is having a quiet few days after the Eclipse and we'll give the King George a miss to give him a bit...

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