Kingston Hill: leads the market for Wednesday’s Great Voltigeur
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GREAT VOLTIGEUR market leader Kingston Hill was proving popular in early exchanges with the bookies on Wednesday morning, solidifying as clear favourite for the Neptune Investment Management-sponsored Group 2.
The Derby second was trimmed by Betfair’s sportsbook and BetVictor (all 11-8 from 6-4) and several of the smaller firms, leaving him as short as 5-4 in places.
Speaking on Tuesday, Varian said of the three-year-old: “He’s in great form and has been training nicely. I’m very pleased with him and we’re looking forward to running him.
“He drops down to Group 2 company for the first time this year and we’re hoping he can return to winning ways.”
Kingston Hill has run just once since June’s Derby, finishing fourth in the Coral-Eclipse early last month. That race was won by Mukhadram, who takes on the Derby winner Australia in Wednesday’s feature race, the Juddmonte International.
The going at York before the opening fixture of the four-day Ebor meeting was given as good, good to firm in places after a mostly dry night (0.2mm rain). The forecast through Wednesday is for dry and sunny weather, before showers possibly move in overnight.
Today’s going reports
Musselburgh Good to firm
York Good, good to firm in places
Today’s key pointers
Kevin Ryan is 11-34 with his 2yo runners over 6f at York in the last three seasons for a £1 level-stakes profit of £35.85. Teruntum Star and Uptight are his two entries in the nursery at 4.55
Pointers courtesy of Raceform Interactive
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