Rip Van Winkle will attempt to rouse himself from a nine-month slumber when he starts the likely favorite in a highly competitive renewal of the $1 &nbsp;million Juddmonte International Stakes at York on Tuesday, the first day of the prestigious four-day Ebor Meeting.\r\nA dull 10th in Zenyatta&rsquo;s Breeders&rsquo; Cup Classic, the Aidan O&rsquo;Brien-trained son of Galileo has improved in two starts this year, finishing sixth to Goldikova in the Queen Anne Stakes and just getting caught near the line by Canford Cliffs when second in the Sussex Stakes.\r\nThe step back up to 1 1/4 miles should benefit Rip Van Winkle, whose career best came when he finished a length second to Sea the Stars at that distance in last year&rsquo;s Eclipse Stakes. Johnny Murtagh has the call.\r\nBut in Byword and Twice Over, Rip Van Winkle is facing a pair of top class 10-furlong performers. Trained by Andre Fabre, Byword was only a half-length behind Goldikova in the 1 1/8-mile, 55-yard, Group 1 Prix d&rsquo;Ispahan at Longchamp on May 23, after which Juddmonte&rsquo;s Peintre Celebre 4-year-old beat Twice Over by the same margin in Royal Ascot&rsquo;s 1 1/4-mile, Group 1 Prince of Wales&rsquo;s Stakes. He will be running late through York&rsquo;s long half-mile stretch with Maxime Guyon aboard, but the preference is for Twice Over, who like Byword is owned by the race sponsor. Since Ascot, Twice Over has won the 1 1/4-mile, Group &nbsp;1 Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park in a comparatively fast time. Tom Queally will take his usual place in the saddle.\r\nDick Turpin makes an intriguing dark horse. Supplemented to the race for $75,000, the Richard Hannon-trained 3-year-old has run five excellent races this season, defeating stablemate Canford Cliffs in the seven-furlong, Group 3 Greenham Stakes, then running off a trio of seconds to Makfi in the 2000 Guineas, Lope de Vega in the French 2000 Guineas, and Canford Cliffs in the St. James&rsquo;s Palace Stakes before triumphing in the one-mile, Group 1 Prix Jean Prat. Tough as nails, Dick Turpin will be ridden by Richard Hughes as he stretches out to 10 furlongs for the first time.\r\nItalian trainer Enrico Botti has secured the services of big race specialist Olivier Peslier for his 1 1/2-mile, Group 1 Gran Premio di Milano winner Jakkalberry. Four-for-five lifetime at 1 1/4 miles, the son of Storming Home may be biting off more than he can chew in this field.