2018 Juddmonte International Stakes: Punters stroking the mane of Roaring Lion ahead of Group 1 showdown

The International Stakes is the featured Group 1 race of the Ebor Festival
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Roaring Lion is a top pick in the International Stakes. (Getty Images)

2018 Juddmonte International Stakes Tips & Betting Predictions


The Juddmonte International Stakes has been won by some of Europe's best thoroughbreds over course of history and a talented field will look to add their name to the winners' list in 2018.

Bookmakers have framed the market for the August feature, which includes Poet's Word, Enable, Saxon Warrior and Roaring Lion, with the latter attracting attention in the betting.

Not every runner listed might run in the International Stakes but bookmakers are offering good anti-post odds.

2018 Juddmonte International Stakes Best Bet - Roaring Lion


John Gosden lines up the three-year-old colt which comes into this having won the Coral Eclipse Stakes last time out. His feature win at Sandown came by a neck over the likes of Saxon Warrior and that form is going to stack up nicely here.

The son of Kitten's Joy might not be bred to be a superstar but he continues to run at a high level and his only previous run at York resulted in a win. That came in the Group 2 Dante Stakes and we're liking his chances here at 4.00.

2018 Juddmonte International Stakes Best Each Way - Thunder Snow


Thunder Snow brings in some experience as a four-year-old which has had 17 starts for six wins and seven minors. The Godolphin colt has been running in Dubai with good success, which includes a win in the Group 1 Dubai World Cup.

That win came by 5.75 lengths and it was a truly international effort to beat a quality field. Bookmakers don't have much respect for the Australian-bred runner at 13.00 in the betting and punters are getting value odds.

2018 Juddmonte International Stakes Best Roughie - Romanised


Romanised wasn't sighted in the St James's Palace Stakes behind Without Parole but he has plenty of improvement to come and punters are getting solid odds at 26.00.

The son of Holy Roman Emperor was a winner of the Irish 2000 Guineas at odds of 26.00 earlier this season and that kind of from would take him very close here.

Best Bet: Roaring Lion @ 4.00
Best Each Way: Thunder Snow @ 13.00
Best Roughie: Romanised @ 26.00
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Bill Rosenthal 07 August 2018

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