Frankel tops Juddmonte nine
Monday 20 August 2012
Frankel faces just eight rivals as he steps up to 10 furlongs for the first time in Wednesday's Juddmonte International at York.
The undefeated four-year-old has dominated the mile division but trainer Sir Henry Cecil makes the switch up in trip as the Galileo colt goes for a 13th successive victory.
He will be joined by his regular lead horse Bullet Train and another Cecil inmate Twice Over, who won the International last year.
Aidan O'Brien also fields three runners, headed by Coronation Cup hero St Nicholas Abbey, who is dropping back in trip from a mile and a half.
Outsiders Windsor Palace and Robin Hood also run for the Ballydoyle team.
Godolphin's Farhh chased home Frankel at Goodwood last time and he is set to take his chance again, although trainer Saeed bin Suroor has warned he will only run if the ground is suitable.
Marco Botti's Planteur and the Roger Varian-trained Sri Putra complete the line-up with Coral-Eclipse winner Nathaniel the only horse to have been taken out.