Great Voltigeur Stakes Tips & Racing Odds – 15:00 York – 17th August 2022

Our verdict on the 2022 renewal of the Great Voltigeur from the York Ebor Festival

Deauville Legend / Daniel Muscutt ©IMAGO / Pro Sports Images 08/17/2022

Our betting experts look at the Great Voltigeur Stakes tips for Wednesday’s big renewal at the York Ebor Festival.

This is a Group 2 contest and there is a small field of six declared runners for the renewal.

We size up each of the contenders for the 2022 renewal in our Great Voltigeur Stakes tips. The latest racing odds are also explored, and we settle on a verdict for the race.

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Great Voltigeur Stakes Racing Odds

Secret State 2/1
Aikhal 11/4
Deauville Legend 7/2
Walk Of Stars 5/1
El Bodegon 14/1
Grand Alliance 28/1
* (odds recorded at 18:53 GMT on August 16th, 2022 at Paddy Power)

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Secret State 2/1 FAV in Great Voltigeur Stakes Racing Odds

SECRET STATE arrives in some huge form and leads the way in the market for the Great Voltigeur Stakes.

He is the current 2/1 favourite* (odds recorded at 18:53 GMT on August 16th, 2022 at Paddy Power).

Last time out Secret State completed a four-timer when he scored at Glorious Goodwood.

That was in a very competitive Class 2 handicap, which he won by a couple of lengths.

That followed a score at Ascot in the King George V Stakes, in which he defeated Deauville Legend who re-opposes on Wednesday.

Secret State had given 4lb to that rival on the day.

Everything about the progress that Secret State has made has been hugely progressive.

He lines up for trainer Charlie Appleby, who has taken two of the last four renewals of the Great Voltigeur.

Secret State should make this transition up to Group level easily in his stride and is a big player.


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Aikhal brings some big claims

AIKHAL looked a different beast last time out when being moved up to the 1m 2f trip at the Curragh on his latest.

That really made all the difference for him. The Aiden O’Brien charge had looked fairly indifferent up until that point.

But the Group 3 score came at a distance of more than four lengths, which puts him right in the frame in this one.

An example is that on his reappearance, he was nowhere near the frame in the St James’s Palace.

On Wednesday Aikhal takes a longer trip in midweek which should bring even more out of him.

He goes as the current 11/4 second-favourite* (odds recorded at 18:53 GMT on August 16th, 2022 at Paddy Power).

Aikhal comes from a winning yard and could lead the charge of the Irish.

Improving Deauville Legend could have a shout

There has been steady improvement by DEAUVILLE LEGEND who could get in the frame.

He was defeated by Secret State at Royal Ascot but has come along nicely since then.

Deauville Legend took a Group 3 score in the Bahrain Trophy at Newmarket in a tight finish. He had Walk Of Stars behind him on the day.

There was another big step forward in form by Deauville Legend on his follow-up.

Under a penalty, he claimed a second-place finish in the Gordon at Glorious Goodwood.

He should make his presence felt at 7/2* (odds recorded at 18:53 GMT on August 16th, 2022 at Paddy Power).

Ebor Festival 2022 Day 1

Wednesday, August 17th

  • 13:50: Sky Bet & Symphony Group Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
  • 14:25: Tattersalls Acomb Stakes (Group 3)
  • 15:00: Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes (Group 2)
  • 15:35: Juddmonte International Stakes (British Champions Series Race) (Group 1)
  • 16:10: Sky Bet Stayers Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
  • 16:45: IRE Incentive, It Pays To Buy Irish Stakes
  • 17:20: Sky Bet Nursery Handicap


Walk Of Stars needs more

There has been some ability shown by WALK OF STARS who is a stable mate of favourite Secret State.

Walks Of Stars opened the season with a victory in a Class 3 at Newbury.

He took that score by a neck and has since been thrown into a much stiffer contest.

On his latest run, he was a close third to Deauville Legend at Newmarket.

Walk Of Stars didn’t handle the pressure greatly, but could still plenty for having had the experience.

For place claims he may not need to find too much more in this similarly strong contest from 5/1* (odds recorded at 18:53 GMT on August 16th, 2022 at Paddy Power).

El Bodegon lacking the form?

There was some good juvenile progress made by EL BODEGAN, but he hasn’t delivered a win this term.

Among those juvenile victories, he did score at the top level in France.

This season El Bodegon did claim a place in the French Derby and in the Grand Prix de Paris.

He gets a change of jockey in Britain, with Hollie Doyle taking over. Still, others are preferred.

Grand Alliance needs a revival

On his penultimate run, GRAND ALLIANCE claimed a runner-up spot in the King Edward at Royal Ascot.

He got close there, despite starting to pull left in the fixture.

It was a run that was full of promise and highlighted some of the abilities that he does have.

But Grand Alliance lined up in the Gordon at Glorious Goodwood last time out.

He was very disappointing in that one three weeks ago and connections now turn to first-time cheekpieces in hopes of a revival.

Predictions & Tips for Great Voltigeur Stakes Tips

In the Great Voltigeur Stakes tips, the first name on the list is SECRET STATE at 2/1* (odds recorded at 18:53 GMT on August 16th, 2022 at Paddy Power).

He can’t be ignored with such a streak of hot form.

He has performed with admirable credit, defying some big weights to carry on his winning streak in very strong races.

DEAUVILLE LEGEND has to be worth a look at 7/2 as well* (odds recorded at 18:53 GMT on August 16th, 2022 at Paddy Power).

He has been showing some nice form since getting beaten by Secret State at Royal Ascot. There’s been a good continuous show of progress by him and he should be right there.

Filling out the shortlist for Great Voltigeur Stakes tips is WALK OF STARS at 5/1* (odds recorded at 18:53 GMT on August 16th, 2022 at Paddy Power)

He has looked a bit quirky along the way, but there is a good degree of strong ability underneath it all.

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Ebor Festival 2022 Thursday, August 18th

13:50: Sky Bet Lowther Stakes (Group 2)
14:25: Goffs UK Harry Beeby Premier Yearling Stakes
15:00: Clipper Logistics Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
15:35: Darley Yorkshire Oaks (British Champions Series Race) (Group 1)
16:10: British EBF & Sir Henry Cecil Galtres Stakes (Listed)
16:40: OR8wellness ebf stallions Nursery Handicap
17:20: British Stallion Studs EBF Fillies’ Stakes

Ebor Festival 2022 Friday, August 19th

13:50: Sky Bet Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
14:25: Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup (British Champions Series Race) (Group 2)
15:00: Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Gimcrack Stakes (Group 2)
15:35: Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes (British Champion Series Race) (Group 1)
16:10: Assured Data Protection EBF Fillies’ Stakes
16:40: British Stallion Studs EBF Convivial Maiden Stakes
17:20: Sky Bet Mile Stakes

Ebor Festival 2022 Saturday, August 20th

13:50: Sky Bet & Symphony Group Strensall Stakes (Group 3)
14:25: Sky Bet Melrose Stakes (Heritage Handicap)
15:00: Sky Bet City of York Stakes (Group 2)
15:35: Sky Bet Ebor (Heritage Handicap)
16:10: Sky Bet Constantine Stakes
16:40: Julia Graves Roses Stakes (Listed)
17:15: Sky Bet Finale Stakes