Horse Racing: O’Brien eyes Breeders’ Cup for Juddmonte winner

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Juddmonte International Stakes winner Declaration Of War has a good chance of success in the Breeders’ Cup Classic in November, according to jockey Joseph O’Brien.

The four-year-old impressed when winning his second Group One of the season on the opening day of the Ebor Festival, seeing off Trading Leather by over a length.

The victory, which came on the back of his run-out in the Jacques Le Marois at Deauville, means Declaration of War maintained his good form, which had earlier seen him claim victory in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot in June.

Connections are now assessing his options for the rest of the year and O’Brien believes the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park could be worth preparing for.

“I suppose he can go to any big race over a mile or a mile and a quarter, he’s got lots of speed, stays well and has a great constitution,” the jockey said.

“I don’t think the Breeders’ Cup Classic is out of the question, he jumps out well, has loads of speed to get a position and he stays.”

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