Paul Ferguson has two selections from York for us on Wednesday; Kingston Hill in the 15:05 and both Dolphin Village / Totalize at 16:20. Compare odds and bet.
Roger Varian’s Derby runner-up Kingston Hill (3:05) can gain a first win during his three-year-old campaign in this afternoon’s Great Voltigeur at York.
The Mastercraftsman colt ought to relish the step back up to 1m4f and he should also enjoy the long home straight on the Knavesmire. The grey was trading at 6-4 overnight and can consolidate his position at the head of the market for the final Classic of the season with success under Ryan Moore.
Later on the card the Juddmonte International is the day’s feature, in which dual Derby winner Australia should appreciate the drop back to 1m2f (yet to race over the trip but promises to be ideal), but at the odds the race is best watched.
The penultimate 2m handicap is a competitive affair, in which a case can be made for a couple of live outsiders, in the shape of Dolphin Village and Totalize, who can be backed at 14/1 and 16/1, respectively.
With that in mind, splitting stakes each-way is an option, with the former on a roll and looking as though he will appreciate the step up in trip. The latter was a course winner under today’s rider back in June and he arrives fresh after a 53-day break. Both are capable of going well in an open affair.
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