Charlie Appleby-trained Ghaiyyath made favourite for Juddmonte International Stakes

Charlie Appleby-trained Ghaiyyath made favourite for Juddmonte International Stakes


Charlie Appleby-trained Ghaiyyath made favourite for Juddmonte International Stakes at York

  • Ghaiyyath has been named favourite for Juddmonte International Stakes at York
  • William Buick’s mount already has wins in Coronation Cup and Eclipse Stakes
  • Ghaiyyath’s rivals include Aidan O’Brien’s six-time group one winner Magical

Charlie Appleby-trained Ghaiyyath is the 11-8 favourite with Coral for the Group One Juddmonte International Stakes at York on Wednesday.

William Buick’s mount will bid to add the most prestigious prize at the four-day Ebor meeting to group one wins already this season in the Coronation Cup and Eclipse Stakes.

Ghaiyyath’s five rivals include Aidan O’Brien’s six-time group one winning mare Magical (4-1), Andrew Balding-trained 2,000 Guineas winner Kameko (7-2), who was an unlucky fourth in the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on his last run, and John Gosden-trained Lord North (4-1), who won the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Ghaiyyath is favourite for the Group One Juddmonte International Stakes at York

Roger Charlton’s Aspetar (14-1), winner of the Group Two York Stakes last month, and Mark Johnston’s Musidora Stakes winner Rose of Kildare (100-1), complete the line-up.

Mogul, Highland Chief and Subjectivist – the 1-2-3 in the Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood – face a re-match the Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes.

Added spice in a contest which can act as a stepping stone to next month’s St Leger is provided by Gosden’s unbeaten Darain, brother to Too Darn Hot who cost £3,675,000. He has won his only two races but takes a big step up in class.

Meanwhile, the task facing Battaash as he tries to win Friday’s Group One Nunthorpe Stakes for a second time has been eased with Wesley Ward-trained two-year-old Golden Pal, runner-up at Royal Ascot, not now making the trip from the US.



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