Reel set for Postponed clash

Aidan O'Brien looks set to run Highland Reel and Sir Isaac Newton in the Juddmonte International at York on Wednesday week.

Highland Reel: Set for Juddmonte International at York

The King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner is described as a "very possible" runner at the Knavesmire – alongside his stablemate who finished fourth in the Berkshire contest.

US Army Ranger, second in the Investec Derby, is the other colt in the frame and a decision on his participation will be made after he works this week.

The Gurkha, winner of the Sussex Stakes, won't run as he's being given "a little rest" following his heroics at Goodwood.

O'Brien has won the Juddmonte International five times already and said of the contest: "It's a great race, at a great track, a very fair track, and it is a very prestigious race."

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Postponed is the current 2/1 favourite with Sky Bet although the five-year-old had been forced to miss his mid-season target, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, due to a late setback.

Everything has reportedly gone well since though and jockey Andrea Atzeni believes his charge will prove just as effective over the shorter trip.

"He travels so well in his race and if he turns up like he has been, I think he's just got too much class," he told At The Races.

"Whether he's better at a mile and a half? He might be but I think he's got so much class that he can be just as good over a mile and a quarter.

"I rode him on Saturday, he seems well, we're happy with him. He'll probably have his last piece of proper work on Wednesday and we go from there really.

"It wasn't a big issue last time, it was just one of those minor things and with a horse like him you wouldn't want to risk it unless you're 110% sure he's spot on because there are so many races for him and hopefully we'll see him at York."

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