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Ebor Festival: Telescope’s in frame to score Voltigeur win
10:49am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in Sport
TELESCOPE is set to be a hot favourite to beat challengers from the powerhouse stables of Godolphin and Ballydoyle in today’s Great Voltigeur Stakes.
Godolphin are doubly represented, with Charlie Appleby’s Gordon Stakes winner Cap O’Rushes joined by the Saeed bin Suroor-trained Secret Number.
Appleby said: “Cap O’Rushes came out of Goodwood very well and heads to York in good order. He was in the right place in the Gordon Stakes but I think that a stronger pace would have helped us more.
“The only cause for concern would be the quick going as we feel that he is a better horse with some give in the ground.”
Secret Number was beaten two lengths into fifth by Cap O’Rushes at Goodwood after meeting trouble in running.
Bin Suroor said: “Secret Number was a little unlucky at Goodwood but still ran very well. He gets a mile and a half well and has been working nicely. I am hopeful of another good run.”
Foundry is a fascinating contender for Ballydoyle maestro Aidan O’Brien having been so impressive on his only previous start in a Leopardstown maiden last November.
“He had one run last year and won his maiden nicely. We’ve been happy with him and he’s ready to start and we’ll take it from there,” said the trainer.
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