Broome one of six for O'Brien in Voltigeur confirmations

Gosden-trained Logician due to step up in class

  • Thursday 15 August
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Broome heads a team of six from Aidan O’Brien among a total of 11 horses left in the Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes at York on Wednesday at the six-day confirmation stage.

The Australia colt could try to boost his prospects for the William Hill St Leger and get his career back on track after being beaten in both the English and Irish Derby, following impressive victories in two Classic trials at Leopardstown.

The other members of O’Brien’s party remaining in the Group Two over a mile and a half are Barbados, Cape Of Good Hope, Constantinople, Il Paradiso and Norway.

The home contingent is led by Mark Johnston’s Nayef Road, who staked a big claim for the Leger when winning the Gordon Stakes at Goodwood.

He is supported by John Gosden’s Frankel colt Logician, who is unbeaten in three starts in lesser company.

The three Voltigeur possibles not holding a Leger entry at Doncaster next month are Bangkok, Jalmoud and Surfman.

Royal Dornoch, third in the Richmond Stakes at Goodwood, is one of three from the O’Brien stable in a 16-strong entry for the Tattersalls Acomb Stakes.

O’Brien also has Harpocrates and Royal County Down, who both have plenty of experience, while Joseph O’Brien is represented by Vitalogy, winner of a Naas maiden on debut at odds of 25-1.

There are several promising types involved, including Johnston’s pair of Huraiz and Kingbrook, Charlie Hills’s Goodwood scorer Persuasion, Richard Fahey’s Valdermoro and Andrew Balding’s Ffos Las winner Berlin Tango.

Broome one of six for O'Brien in Voltigeur confirmations

York 15:00, 21 August 2019

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