Today's racecards

York

  • 15:05 Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes 1m 4f

  • Winner £85,065 2nd £32,250 3rd £16,140 4th £8,040
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 29.32s
  • Off time: 15:05:43
15:05 York Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Telescope (IRE) 5/4
2nd Foundry (IRE) 5/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (6) 62-3441 Royal blue Cap O'rushes 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-12 C Appleby M Barzalona 110 8/19.00
2 (1) 1- Dark Blue Foundry (IRE) 290
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3 8-12 A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 5/16.00
3 (3) 231-326 Dark Blue, White sash and sleeves, quartered cap Nichols Canyon 61
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3 8-12 p1 J H M Gosden William Buick 97 8/19.00
4 (5) 1-13645 Royal blue, white cap Secret Number 21
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3 8-12 Saeed bin Suroor S De Sousa 106 5/16.00
5 (4) 111303 Maroon, Royal Blue and White hooped sleeves, Royal Blue cap, White spots Spillway 21
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3 8-12 Eve Johnson Houghton T P Queally 106 20/121.00
6 (2) 21-12 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Telescope (IRE) 11
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-12 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 112 5/42.25
7 (7) 112-46 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Willie The Whipper 80
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3 8-12 Mrs A Duffield J P Spencer 107 10/111.00

Verdict

Telescope is back against his own age group having failed to overtake the older David Livingstone when long odds-on for a Group 3 over 1m2f at Haydock 11 days ago. Sir Michael Stoute remains convinced he is a smart performer but there are a few questions to answer now and he's not going to be much of a price in this. Spillway beat Nichols Canyon in a handicap at Sandown in the spring and wasn't beaten far when third to Cap O'Rushes in the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood but the one to take out of that race was probably the fifth SECRET NUMBER, who was twice denied a run when travelling well. This galloping track should play to the Godolphin colt's strengths and he could be a bit of value. Willie The Whipper has been highly tried this year while Foundry could be anything after winning his only start by seven lengths in November, though it's a bit of a worry that he hasn't been seen since.