Group One Juddmonte International Stakes York Guide 2023

Joe Glayshier | @joeglayshier

York - August 22 2023
York 14:35
Frankie Dettori


J: Frankie Dettori
T: John & Thady Gosden
Age: 5
Weight: 9-8
OR: 128
Days: 63

John and Thady Gosden send two to this group one contest in the form of Nashwa and the in-form Mostahdaf. The latter landed the Group One Prince Of Wales's Stakes when priced at 10/1 last time out at Royal Ascot by four lengths to 2/1fav Luxembourg. He came into that one on the back of finishing fourth at Meydan and last of 20 at ParisLongchamp after winning the Group Three September Stakes at Kempton last term.

He proved himself in this sort of company last time out and deserves another chance here in the hands of Frankie Dettori. He shouldn't be far away if repeating that form from last time.

York - August 22 2023
York 14:35
Hollie Doyle


J: Hollie Doyle
T: John & Thady Gosden
Age: 4
Weight: 9-5
OR: 118
Days: 20

John and Thady Gosden boast two runners in the Group One Juddmonte International Stakes at York on Wednesday, with Mostahdaf and Nashwa. The latter arrives here in decent form, and has finished in the top four of races throughout her career so far. Her record at this level has been fairly decent and she last won at Newmarket in July earlier this year, claiming the Group One Falmouth Stakes. She was third in the Nassau Stakes earlier this month and this will be another tough test for her amongst some in-form runners.

Hollie Doyle will once again do the steering, and the filly cannot be ruled out.

York - August 22 2023
York 14:35
Oisin Murphy

The Foxes

J: Oisin Murphy
T: Andrew Balding
Age: 3
Weight: 9-1
OR: 113
Days: 46

Andrew Balding sends one runner to this group one race at York on Wednesday with market outsider The Foxes. The three-year-old arrives in fair form, having finished second in the Grade One Belmont Derby last month, which followed a fifth-place finish in the Epsom Derby a month prior, behind the likes of King Of Steel and Auguste Rodin. The Foxes won the Group Two Dante Stakes here in May earlier this year to add to his group two honours but this is a different kettle of fish in company with some top runners.

Oisin Murphy will do the steering aboard the colt, who despite not completely dismissed, is an unlikely winner here.

York - August 22 2023
York 14:35
Ryan Moore


J: Ryan Moore
T: A P O'Brien
Age: 3
Weight: 9-1
OR: 125
Days: 21

Aiden O'Brien boasts the hot favourite in the Group One Juddmonte International Stakes at York in the form of Paddington. The three-year-old has recorded seven wins in a row after finishing fifth on debut at Ascot, including four group one contests in a row. The last of those was the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood, winning by over a length and he has already beaten some top runners, including EmilyUpjohn at Sandown last month. He looks extremely well-placed for an eighth success win and a fifth successive group one win.

Paddington is the one to beat here in the form he's in and is in the hands of Ryan Moore.