The Juddmonte International is consistently one of the strongest races in the world based on the ratings of the participants and this year’s race today at York maintains the reputation with a small but select field.
Cliffs Of Moher seemed to have the Derby won until Wings Of Eagles came from well off the pace to win the most prestigious race in the sport. The horse could have his day in the sun at York.
The Juddmonte is a Group 1 contest for male and female horses aged three and older. There are weight allowances for younger horses and fillies and mares. Cliffs of Moher carries seven pounds less than Ulysses, the four year old who just beat Barney Roy in the Eclipse.
That horse and Churchill bring 2,000 Guineas form to the race and on ratings Churchill is slightly preferred. Barney Roy has raced just five times and not been out of the top two in the best company.
Shutter Speed gets the age and gender allowance but has not shown the level of form to suggest she can beat horse with more weight to carry. Decorate Knight and My Dream Boat have something to find on form and ratings to win today.
Cliffs Of Moher could have been racing today as the Derby winner but for Wings Of Eagles devastating finish and that would have made the horse shorter in the betting and the one to back today.
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