Dettori: Golden Horn Needs To Be At His Best In Juddmonte International
Frankie Dettori has declared that the best is still yet to come from the unbeaten Golden Horn – although he has acknowledged that the Derby winner will need to produce another great run to claim the Juddmonte International Stakes at York on Wednesday.
In what is shaping up to be one of the races of the season, Golden Horn will go up against 2,000 Guineas winner Gleneagles and Royal Ascot hero Time Test at York and Dettori has revealed that the three-year-old is in fine shape ahead of the 3.40 York race on Wednesday August 19.
Paddy Power offer best price 8/11 Golden Horn to win the Juddmonte International Stakes at York, while Gleneagles is 11/4 and Time Test is available at another industry best price of 11/2 to win on Wednesday.
Horn To Take Gold Once Again?
Golden Horn is unbeaten in five career starts so far – including a win at York back in May – and Dettori thinks that the John Gosden-trained horse can come out on top once again, despite strong competition for the Juddmonte International.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, Dettori said: “I still think he is improving. The horse is in good shape and has won at York before.
“It’s a great line-up with a dual Guineas winner in Gleneagles, The Grey Gatsby, Time Test – who I rode to victory at Royal Ascot – and the Australian horse Criterion.
“York is very slick, very flat. You need a horse with pace and gears. If you’ve got any chinks in your armour, you’ll be found out.
“The races are won with the revs up and at a high tempo. Golden Horn will have to be at his best.”