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2019 Juddmonte International Stakes - Crystal Ocean to stamp authority

The International Stakes is the featured Group 1 race of the Ebor Festival
Crystal Ocan is a top pick for the Juddmonte International Stakes at York after the withdrawal of Enable

2019 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 2019.

The 2019 field could contain some of Europe's finest thoroughbreds, including Crystal Ocean, Japan and a host of other quality types.

2019 Juddmonte International Stakes Key Facts

DateWednesday August 22, 2019
ConditionsSet Weights
Prize Money£1,062,500

2019 Juddmonte International Stakes Best Bet - Crystal Ocean @ 2.10

With the exclusion of Enable in the 2019 Juddmonte International Stakes, that has left Crystal Ocean at the top of the books.

The 2.10 favourite was good enough to win three consecutive races before finishing second behind Enable in the King George last time out.

Form out of that race is only going to stack up nicely and he hasn't faced a field this easy for some time. Of course, there are some talented types running but it's a much easier target this year than it has been in the past.

Backers of Crystal Ocean should be confident of a big effort.

Crystal Ocean
Crystal Ocean is the top pick to win the Juddmonte International Stakes

2019 Juddmonte International Stakes Best Each Way - Circus Maximus @ 9.00

Circus Maximus is trained by Aidan O'Brien and automatically demands respect. The three-year-old is on the rise after finished second behind Too Darn Hot last start.

That came in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood and much like the King George Stakes, that's going to be a great form guide for this.

Taking on the older horses is a big worry but he needs to be tested against the best at some stage and he gets his chance.

Punters are getting good odds for the progressive colt.

2019 Juddmonte International Stakes Best Roughie - Elarqam @ 11.00

Elarqam could shake up the Juddmonte Stakes result with a top effort. The Mark Johnston-trained four-year-old is a winner of five from 11 and that record shouldn't be overlooked.

His confidence is back up after winning consecutive races coming into this and although not against the best opposition, there's room for an upset.

If the favoured runners go out hard to begin with, Elarqam could just sit off their backs and launch with one final shot at them.


Crystal Ocean is the clear top pick for the Juddmonte International Stakes. He has the form on the board and should be tough to beat.

Circus Maximus is the new blood on the scene and could win at nice odds. Elarqam is a roughie chance but capable of springing a surprise.

Best Bet: Crystal Ocean @2.10 at bet365 - 10 Units
Best Each Way: Circus Maximus @9.00 at bet365 - 2 Units
Best Roughie: Elarqam @11.00 at bet365 - 1 Unit

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