15:05 York – Main Sequence to showcase Group One credentials
Main Sequence has already been well backed to win the Great Voltigeur, but there may still be some mileage in the 7/4 that he can triumph.
There are certainly grounds to argue that the horse would be 1/1 or perhaps even odds-on if hailing from a bigger yard like Aidan O’Brien rather than that of David Lonigan.
Main Sequence has done little wrong to date, starting with three straight victories before finishing a more than solid second to Camelot in the Epsom Derby.
He may have been fourth last time in a Group One in France, but he could hardly have encountered any more bad luck in running, having to be snatched three times in the final 2f when constantly encountering trouble.
In this six-runner field, it is highly unlikely that he will find such interference and over 1m4f, he clearly has the best form in the bank.
The remainder of the field look very closely matched, with less than a length dividing Sir Henry Cecil pair Thomas Chippendale and Noble Mission last time, along with Thought Worthy.
Main Sequence finished over six lengths ahead of Thought Worthy in the Derby and this is another boost to his chances.
Noble Mission was arguably the most unlucky in the aforementioned race at Ascot and given recent positive comments, can reverse form with his stablemate.
Although the St Leger over an extended 1m6f may be better suited to Noble Mission, he may be the most likely to challenge Main Sequence and can be backed at 9/2.
The other horse of some interest is the rank outsider Energizer at 8/1.
This may be his first start at 1m4f, but he did not seem to be stopping over 2f less when winning at Royal Ascot last time and this victory may prove underrated.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.