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voltigeur

(ˌvɒltɪˈdʒɜː)
n
(Military) a former office in the French army
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Harry Herbert, racing manager for the owners said: "It's all systems go for the Voltigeur as I think we had suggested last week.
After finishing second in the Gordon Stakes and third in the Great Voltigeur, Encke started a 25-1 chance at Doncaster, only to prevent Camelot equalling the feat of Nijinsky 42 years earlier by beating the 2,000 Guineas and Derby winner by three-quarters of a length.
. GODOLPHIN are putting together a strong team for next week's Ebor Festival at York, headed by Tuesday's Ladbrokes Great Voltigeur hope Mastery.
CHESTER Vase runner-up Arabian Gulf is set to return to the track a week today in the Ladbrokes Great Voltigeur Stakes at York.
The Mark Johnston-trained colt is entered at Newbury on Saturday but is "more likely" to go for the Voltigeur Stakes at York, a race contested by the last four winners of the oldest Classic.
The son of Alhaarth won the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York last week and heads the 17-strong field at odds of 5-2 after being trimmed from 11-4.
Main Sequence suffered a shocking run when a close fourth to Imperial Monarch in the Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp, and the muddling pace was a major factor when he failed by only a neck to overhaul the frontrunning Thought Worthy - six lengths behind him in the Derby - in the Great Voltigeur at York.
GODOLPHIN have spent further riches on their colt Meydan City to add him to the field for the Ladbrokes Great Voltigeur Stakes at York on Tuesday.
However, connections of the latter have already indicated that he is more likely to run in the Great Voltigeur Stakes the day before.
The three-year-old is quietly fancied to run a good race in the Great Voltigeur Stakes on the first day of the big three-day York meeting, which gets underway on Tuesday.
Cecil's colt was one of several unsuited by the Great Voltigeur gallop and owner Sir Robert Ogden's racing manager Barry Simpson said: "From our point of view, the Great Voltigeur was a bit of a wasted race as there was no pace and the time was very slow.
THE Great Voltigeur Stakes at York has produced the last four winners of final Classic the St Leger.