Chippendale steeled for York tilt
Wednesday 8 August 2012
All roads for Thomas Chippendale lead to the Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes at York on August 22.
Sir Henry Cecil's colt has won three of his five starts, including the King Edward VII Stakes at Royal Ascot last time when he defeated stablemate Noble Mission by half a length.
The form has been franked as Noble Mission won the Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood last week.
"His form was consolidated nicely by Noble Mission at Goodwood which was nice to see," said owner Sir Robert Ogden's racing manager Barry Simpson.
"We couldn't be happier with the horse and Henry is very pleased with him.
"He came out of his last race in very good form and the plan is to run at York. I can't see why he won't run there, unless there were extremes of ground, but he seems to handle most conditions.
"It looks a very tough race, the Voltigeur, there's real quality in it."
Thomas Chippendale's connections are dreaming of the Ladbrokes St Leger after his outing at the Ebor meeting.
Ogden said: "The St Leger is a race very close to Sir Robert's heart as a Yorkshireman so we're very keen to run.
"Our horse is improving all the time and is very exciting."