Godolphin’s Rewilding Takes Voltigeur Stakes

The Group Two Sportingbet.com Great Voltigeur Stakes at York, has seen Godolphin's Rewilding giving a very impressive performance and running out the victor by four lengths.



Jockey Frankie Dettori had the Mahmood Al Zarooni's colt moving with ease under his guidance, challenging within the last two furlongs, getting clear in the final furlong and staying on strongly to defeat runner up Midas Touch, while Joshua Tree came in third, followed by Ted Spread in fourth place.

Dettori said, "It was a tremendous race, we went a very strong gallop and the time was good.

"It takes him a bit of time to warm up, but four furlongs out there was only one winner.

"I was very pleased with him.

"We've said all along he's a perfect Leger horse, this is the best trial and we can go there with plenty of confidence.

"He's calm and the trip is no problem."

Simon Crisford, racing manager for Godolphin said, "We knew his Derby run was good enough to win this race.

"He was a little bit under-cooked coming here, but he's gone and done it well.

"He had quite a hard race at Epsom and it took quite a bit out of him, so it was always the plan to miss Goodwood and come straight for this.

"We went to Epsom thinking we might be able to win, but he was ultimately no match for Workforce and the track didn't suit him.

"He's a horse who has enough class to run over a mile and a quarter, but he'll go for the Leger and he must have a favourite's chance."

Aidan O'Brien commented on Midas Touch and Joshua Tree: "We're delighted with them both.

"You'd love to be thinking about the Leger next time with them."

Mark Tompkins said of Ted Spread: "We're delighted with him and the ground was just fast enough.

"That was a great Leger trial and that was always the plan."

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