Today's racecards

York

  • 15:05 sportingbet.com Great Voltigeur Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £89,872 2nd £33,990 3rd £16,988 4th £8,486
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 34.94s
  • Off time: 15:05:40
15:05 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sea Moon 11/2
2nd Al Kazeem 16/1
3rd Seville (GER) 5/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 51-21 Royal Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, quartered cap Al Kazeem 95
Nag me
3 8-12 R Charlton S Drowne 105 16/117.00
2 (5) 331-136 Royal blue, white cap Genius Beast (USA) 61
Nag me
3 8-12 M Al Zarooni K Fallon 110 12/113.00
3 (8) 2-1813 Royal blue Hunter's Light (IRE) 22
Nag me
3 8-12 Saeed bin Suroor L Dettori 106 10/111.00
4 (1) 524311 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Namibian (IRE) 22
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 8-12 M Johnston S De Sousa 112 9/25.50
5 (6) 51-234 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves, royal blue cap Regent Street (IRE) 61
Nag me
3 8-12 v1 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 106 33/134.00
6 (4) 21-1 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Sea Moon 67
Nag meCourse Winner
3 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute R Hughes 103 11/26.50
7 (3) 12-2022 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Seville (GER) 34
Nag me
3 8-12 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 115 5/61.83
8 (2) 2-321 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Thimaar (USA) 26
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 J H M Gosden R Hills 95 20/121.00

Verdict

There have been three surprise results in the past five years in this top St Leger trial. SEVILLE, runner-up to Carlton House in the Dante here, put a poor Epsom performance behind him with superb runs in the Irish Derby and Grand Prix De Paris. He'll enjoy a little cut in the ground more than most and will take some beating. Sea Moon landed a handicap from a mark of 92 over 1m2f here in June and that form would be nowhere near good enough for this but he's always been highly regarded and that was a stepping-stone to bigger and better things. Namibian has stepped out of handicaps to land Group 3's at Ascot and Goodwood and is a rapidly improving colt who has to be on the short-list while if there is to be a surprise it could be provided by Al Kazeem, whose four runs to date have all been at Newbury but who has an outstanding middle-distance pedigree and should be suited by the step-up in trip.