Cecil on Voltigeur mission
Thursday 16 August 2012
Sir Henry Cecil's duo Thomas Chippendale and Noble Mission feature among 11 confirmations for the Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes at York on Wednesday.
The stable companions fought out a thrilling finish to the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot, with Thomas Chippendale on that occasion winning the argument by half a length, but he will have to concede weight to each of his opponents on the Knavesmire and Noble Mission has since gone on to success at Glorious Goodwood.
Beaten just a nose by Noble Mission in the Gordon Stakes was Godolphin's Encke and he is set to reoppose. Sheikh Mohammed's operation are likely to be double-handed after Energizer was supplemented, as anticipated.
John Gosden also has a strong hand with Shantaram and Thought Worthy in the mix, while Aidan O'Brien has three potential challengers in Chicago, David Livingston and Father Of Science.
Epsom Derby runner-up Main Sequence is a major contender in this recognised St Leger trial for David Lanigan.
The Andrew Balding-trained Goldoni completes the entries.
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