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Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings)

  • Prize money: £141775
  • 1m 3f 188y
  • Class 1
  • 5 runners
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Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes (Group 2) (Colts & Geldings)

Runners: 5 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

9/4 (Won)

Form: 11-382

Last run: 61 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 110

Form & Verdict

Third in the Dante here (1m2f, good to firm) in May; down the field in the Prix du Jockey Club but resumed his improvement when second of six in Group 2 Edward VII at Royal Ascot (1m4f, good to firm) two months ago, beating Artistic Star by two and a half lengths in the process; a leading contender on form and potential.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

4

(2)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Continuous

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Won a French Group 3 last September on very soft ground, while all runs this term were on good or good to firm; well beaten in the Prix du Jockey Club but improvement every time otherwise, trying 1m4f (Group 2) for his Royal Ascot second and for his authoritative win in the Great Voltigeur at York; came from last to first in a five-runner race at York, where Gregory made the running, gave 3lb and was beaten nearly 5l; not sure to improve for this trip but already has the best form in the race and is on an upward curve.

7/2

1st

5

(2)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:00 York

Continuous

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

held up in last

9/4

2nd

4

(3)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Continuous

9st 2lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Won French Group 3 (1m, very soft) last September to make it 2-2 and reappeared with good third in the Dante at York (10.2f, good to firm) last month; down the field in the Prix du Jockey Club (10.5f, good) just 19 days ago and has something to prove after that, but he's Aidan O'Brien's sole runner in this race which in itself means he is entitled to respect.

6/1

Form: 141-11

Last run: 41 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 109

Form & Verdict

Half-brother to high-class miler Palace Pier; proved himself at 1m2f as a 2yo and this season made further progress to win a Listed race at Newmarket (1m2f, good) in May and Group 3 at Newmarket (1m5f, good to firm) in July; ridden prominently in both and kept on very stoutly to prevail in a tight, three-way finish last time, with a line through the third giving him a slight form edge over Gregory; firmly in the mix.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

2nd

4

(1)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:00 York

Castle Way

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

in touch with leaders

7/2

1st

1

(6)

13th Jul 2023

Good To Firm

1m 5f 0y

Class 1

13:50 Newmarket (July)

Castle Way

9st 3lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

Great Voltigeur entry; half-brother to high-class Palace Pier; unraced on softer than good; 2-4 as 2yo, closing with a markedly improved effort; same again when reappearing in seven-runner Listed race at Newmarket (1m2f) in early May, leading 5f out and winning in clearcut style; faces an extra 3f but highly progressive and all set for Group races.

7/2

1st

1

(1)

5th May 2023

Good To Firm

1m 2f 0y

Class 1

13:15 Newmarket

Castle Way

9st 2lb

J: William Buick

T: Charlie Appleby

prominent, led 5f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, comfortably

4/1

Form: 111 D

Last run: 63 days

W: 9st 5lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 111

Form & Verdict

Unbeaten in novice at Haydock (11.6f) in April, Listed race at Goodwood (1m3f) in May and Group 2 Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot (1m6f) in June, all on good ground; evens when making most in a 14-runner race for the last named, always just in charge as he saw off his only serious challenger; stays well, as predicted by his pedigree, so this 2f drop back in trip asks a question, but he's a high-class prospect and surely capable of further progress.

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No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

5th

7

(3)

16th Sep 2023

Soft

1m 6f 115y

Class 1

15:35 Doncaster

Gregory

9st 3lb

J: Kieran Shoemark

T: John & Thady Gosden

Dam won the Group 2 Park Hill over C&D on her fifth start; her son bids to do likewise in the St Leger following wins on his first three starts, most notably from the front when evens in the 1m6f Queen's Vase at Royal Ascot, and a commendable third to Continuous in the Great Voltigeur at York where setting a strong pace in a bid to compensate for dropping back to 1m4f (on good to firm) and he gave the winner 3lb; unraced on softer than good; Frankie Dettori jumps ship to ride Arrest but this one will be very well suited by reverting to today's greater stamina test.

9/2

3rd

1

(5)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:00 York

Gregory

9st 5lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

dwelt start, raced wide early

6/5

1st

5

(8)

21st Jun 2023

Good

1m 6f 34y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Gregory

9st 2lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Won on debut at Haydock (11.6f, good) in April and comfortably made it 2-2 in Listed race at Goodwood (1m3f, good), despite his inexperience still being evident; his pedigree firmly indicates he'll be suited by this trip (dam Gretchen won the 14.5f Group 2 Park Hill) and he's a leading contender.

7/4

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16/1

Form: 1-1734

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 106

Form & Verdict

Won his first two starts; came from well behind when 11l seventh in the Derby at Epsom and always prominent when third of six (Continuous second) in King Edward VII at Royal Ascot, both 1m4f on good to firm; fourth of six in Group 3 at Goodwood (1m4f, soft; Canberra Legend third) three weeks ago was his first backward step and he needs to resume improvement.

Place /
No / Draw
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

4th

2

(3)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:00 York

Artistic Star

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Won his first two starts; came from well behind when 11l seventh in the Derby at Epsom and always prominent when third of six (Continuous second) in King Edward VII at Royal Ascot, both 1m4f on good to firm; fourth of six in Group 3 at Goodwood (1m4f, soft; Canberra Legend third) three weeks ago was his first backward step and he needs to resume improvement.

16/1

4th

1

(5)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

15:00 Goodwood

Artistic Star

9st 3lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Won Nottingham maiden (8.3f, soft) and Sandown novice (1m2f, good to soft) on first two starts; came from well behind when 11l seventh in the Derby at Epsom and improved again when an always-prominent third of six in King Edward VII at Royal Ascot, both 1m4f on good to firm; respected but to win this would normally require a bit more.

9/2

3rd

3

(2)

23rd Jun 2023

Good

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Artistic Star

9st 2lb

J: Rob Hornby

T: Ralph Beckett

Won Nottingham maiden (8.3f, soft) and Sandown novice (1m2f, good to soft) on first two starts; beaten 11l when seventh in the Derby at Epsom (1m4f, good to firm) but produced an eyecatching finish effort after being well behind; he was possibly unsuited by that tricky track and could have more to offer now back on a conventional circuit; interesting contender.

5/1

Form: 11953

Last run: 20 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 104

Form & Verdict

Half-brother Youth Spirit was third in this race in 2021; second win was a Listed contest at Newmarket (1m1f, good to soft) in April; disappointing in the Dante at York but back on song when fifth of 16 in Group 3 at Royal Ascot (1m2f, good to firm) and third of six in Group 3 at Goodwood (1m4f, soft; Artistic Star fourth); needs better still to take this, which is what the same connections' Deauville Legend managed in it 12 months ago.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

3

(4)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

1m 3f 188y

Class 1

15:00 York

Canberra Legend

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

Half-brother Youth Spirit was third in this race in 2021; second win was a Listed contest at Newmarket (1m1f, good to soft) in April; disappointing in the Dante at York but back on song when fifth of 16 in Group 3 at Royal Ascot (1m2f, good to firm) and third of six in Group 3 at Goodwood (1m4f, soft; Artistic Star fourth); needs better still to take this, which is what the same connections' Deauville Legend managed in it 12 months ago.

16/1

3rd

3

(1)

3rd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 3f 218y

Class 1

15:00 Goodwood

Canberra Legend

9st 3lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

Half-brother Youth Spirit was fourth in this race in 2021; second win was a Listed contest at Newmarket (1m1f, good to soft) in April; disappointing in the Dante at York but back on song when fifth of 16 in Group 3 at Royal Ascot, both about 1m2f on good to firm; stuck to his task admirably last time as if well worth a crack at 1m4f.

13/2

5th

5

(6)

22nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

17:35 Ascot

Canberra Legend

9st 2lb

J: Daniel Muscutt

T: James Ferguson

Won on debut at Newcastle (1m, AW) in February and finished well to follow up in Listed race at Newmarket (1m1f, good to soft) in April; something to prove after his Group 2 Dante disappointment (10.2f, good to firm) but that's not his true form and he retains potential.

11/1

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Selections

TOPSPEED:

Gregory

SPOTLIGHT:

Continuous

Daily Mirror:

Castle Way

POSTDATA:

Canberra Legend

NEWMARKET:

Gregory

The Times:

Gregory

Telegraph:

Gregory

The Guardian:

Gregory

Daily Mail:

Gregory

The Star:

Gregory

RP RATINGS:

Continuous

D Express:

Continuous

The Sun:

Continuous

Daily Record:

Continuous