Sir Michael Stoute says Poet’s Word “seems in good shape” ahead of Wednesday’s Juddmonte International at York. The five-year-old has been in fantastic form this year and victory in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot last time out was the third win in a row for Mr Saeed Suhail’s-owned charge.
Poet’s Word had previously landed the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at the same venue whilst success was also achieved at Sandown in the Matchbook Brigadier Gerard Stakes back in May.
The bay horse will be chasing a Group One hat-trick at York this week and Stoute is confident his charge has more than enough to make it four wins on the bounce.
“His work has been very satisfactory. He seems in good shape and we’re looking forward to bringing him up to York,” he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. “He has won Group Ones at both distances so he seems to be an all-rounder.
“He is a very sound horse with a good mind. So he is an easy horse to train and the owner has let me bring him along quietly, which has suited him.”