Main Sequence ready for Voltigeur test
Monday 20 August 2012
By Ashley Wishaw
Derby runner-up Main Sequence features among six runners declared for Wednesday's Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes at York.
David Lanigan's charge found only Camelot too good at Epsom and was subsequently an unlucky fourth in the Group One Grand Prix de Paris in July.
Main Sequence is generally a 5-2 chance to win the Great Voiltigeur and 12-1 with Ladbrokes to follow up in the St Leger, but with Camelot as short as 2-5 for the final Classic of the season Lanigan was hesitant to commit his charge fully to Doncaster.
"He has had a break after France and he’s in good order for York," Lanigan told RacingUK.com. "He ran well in France but we were unlucky in traffic and that can happen there.
"The Leger is not for definite and we want to see how we get on at York before we make any decisions about that. We will get a better idea about his talents after York."
Frankel's younger brother Noble Mission and Godolphin runner Encke fought out a thrilling finish in the Gordon Stakes last time and they clash again here.
Noble Mission's trainer Sir Henry Cecil also runs King Edward VII Stakes winner Thomas Chippendale, while Godolphin trainer Mahmood al Zarooni has a second string to his bow in ex-German runner Energizer.
The latter was snapped up by the boys in blue following his Royal Ascot win and will be making his Godolphin bow.
Thought Worthy, third in the King Edward VII and fourth in the Derby, completes the line up for John Gosden.