2023 Great Voltigeur Stakes Betting Odds at York racecourse

Wednesday, 23 August 2023

Aidan O’Brien and Charlie Appleby both have a strong hand when it comes to the 2023 Great Voltigeur Stakes, with the former saddling Tower Of London and Adelaide River in this encounter on 23 August. These are among the market leaders to win a race over one mile and four furlongs, with Castle Way and Military Order running for Appleby.

The former has collected consecutive wins and the three-year-old should be suited by the distance here, while Military Order also has two wins this season although the horse that they’ve all got to beat is Gregory. Wins at Haydock, Goodwood and Ascot mean that the runner has a strong chance of winning according to the latest racing odds.

2023 Great Voltigeur Stakes Tips

We’ve got an exciting Group 2 encounter in the form of the Great Voltigeur Stakes, with Gregory running for John & Thady Gosden. The horse has been foot perfect this season and the three-year-old is clearly the one to beat. Having won the Darley Novice Stakes at the end of April at Haydock Park, the horse then obliged as odds-on favourite at Goodwood.

The horse then obliged in the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot when being sent off as even money favourite in this Group 2 race, with the bookies making the horse a rock solid option although some punters might want to look elsewhere when it comes to each-way bets. Tower Of London is currently second favourite and could also go close.

The Aidan O’Brien-trained runner was sent off as the odds-on favourite in the Bahrain Trophy Stakes at Newmarket last month before getting chinned by Castle Way. Previously to this, there were wins at Leopardstown and Down Royal, although Castle Way is trading at a bigger price and potentially looks like better each-way value.

The latter runs for Charlie Appleby and that victory at Newmarket came at odds of 9/2, with that coming after a victory in the Newmarket Stakes. Adelaide River is yet to record a win in any of the four races this season, with second place in the Grand Prix de Paris and that was a positive showing in the Group One encounter.

2022 Great Voltigeur Stakes Tips

Changingoftheguard looks like a worthy favourite when he lines up in the Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes, with the three-year-old having shown some impressive performances already this season.

Having been sent off as the 11/10 favourite in the King Edward VII Stakes, he was able to oblige by a short head, with Ryan Moore succeeding on that occasion. Wayne Lordan had previously been on board when the same horse finished fifth in the Cazoo Derby although there was a win in the Chester Derby and this could be an each-way bet to nothing.

Francesco Clemente hasn’t put a foot wrong when obliging with successive wins and there was an opening season victory at Newmarket, with Frankie Dettori on board the John Gosden-trained runner in the bet365 Wood Ditton Maiden Stakes, while there was a straightforward win at Sandown Park.

Secret State is going to be another interesting contender, with this being another Royal Ascot winner and Charlie Appleby will have high hopes that this Godolphin charge can be super competitive. The runner was sent off as the 4/1 joint-favourite when winning the King George V Stakes.

Grand Alliance is a horse with bags of experience despite being a three-year-old, with Charlie Fellowes having finished second to Changingoftheguard although that defeat was only by a short head and Danny Tudhope is certainly capable of steering him to victory.