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2023 Juddmonte International Stakes Tips - Take Paddington on at York

Last updated: 22 Aug 2023
Jon Vine 22 Aug 2023
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  • Odds and betting predictions for the 2023 Juddmonte International Stakes
  • This Group One headlines the card at York on Wednesday 23rd August
  • We're backing Mostahdaf against hot-favourite Paddington
Juddmonte International Stakes Odds and Tips
Jim Crowley riding Mostahdaf (blue/white) win The Prince Of Wales's Stakes on day two during Royal Ascot 2023. (Getty)

The opening day of the Ebor Festival is headlined by the Juddmonte International Stakes. This prestigious Group One has been won by many of flat racing's most legendary names and the winners of eight Group Ones will clash in Wednesday's renewal.

Here's our free guide to the Juddmonte International Stakes, including our best betting tips.

2023 Juddmonte International Stakes Odds

2023 Juddmonte International Stakes Tips

The strength of Paddington at the top of the market has resulted in just three runners being confirmed against the odds-on favourite. Aidan O'Brien's star established himself as the top three-year-old around during the first half of the campaign and has since beaten his elders in both the Coral-Eclipse and the Sussex Stakes.

On Racing Post Ratings, Paddington's best performance came over this trip in the Eclipse. Despite that peak rating, Ryan Moore was quick to state that we hadn't seen the best of his mount at Sandown and the team quickly dropped Paddington back to a mile at Glorious Goodwood. 

I felt that Emily Upjohn had every opportunity to pass Paddington in the closing stages of the Eclipse and she couldn't do it. On Wednesday, Paddington will come up against another Gosden horse in the form of MOSTAHDAF and I'm hoping he'll be a little more ruthless than his stablemate was at Sandown.

Despite being the least-fancied of the five European horses in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes, Mostahdaf ran out a hugely impressive four-length winner. Jim Crowley's mount sat off a fairly muddling pace set by Luxembourg. Mostahdaf then showed an excellent change of gear to sweep into the lead turning for home, before striding four lengths clear on the run to the line.

The Gosden's campaigned Mostahdaf as a middle-distance horse last season, running their star in huge races like the Arc and the Sheema Classic. Over ten furlongs, however, Mostahdaf has won four of his six starts and could hardly have been more impressive when winning at Royal Ascot, so it seems like John and Thady Gosden have settled upon the ideal trip for Europe's highest-rated racehorse.

Like Mostahdaf, Nashwa and The Foxes like to be held up, which would leave Ryan Moore with no alternative but to make the running on Paddington. Frankie Dettori, who deputises for the suspended Crowley, won't want to let Moore out of his crosshairs. If the same Mostahdaf that we saw at Royal Ascot turns up at York, then Paddington could be a sitting duck.

2023 Juddmonte International Stakes Live Stream

If you plan on watching any of Wednesday's races via a mobile or tablet, then check out our Juddmonte International Stakes Live Stream page.


At 5/2, Mostahdaf has to represent a decent amount of value against odds-on favourite Paddington, who could be vulnerable back over ten furlongs.

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