Great Voltigeur Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Ebor Festival)

Updated: 1202 Horse Racing

Contested over a distance of 1m4f is the Great Voltigeur Stakes which is scheduled to take place at York during the Ebor Festival. Below we have detailed past winners along with both trainer and jockey records in the race and see which trends have been set based on past winners of the Great Voltigeur Stakes.

Great Voltigeur Stakes Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Ebor Festival)
Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2024 Great Voltigeur Stakes Preview

Established in 1950, the Great Voltigeur Stakes takes place on the opening day of the York Ebor Festival in August, this Group 2 race is open to three-year-old colts and geldings only. Run over just shy of one mile and four furlongs (1m3f 188yds) the race is named after the 1850 Derby and St Leger winner, Voltigeur and acts as a trial for the St Leger, after winning the 2019 renewal, Logician went on to become the fourteenth runner to complete the Great Voltigeur & St Leger double.

Great Voltigeur Stakes Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the York tips on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners? You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Other Principal races during the York Ebor Festival section for links to these.

How competitive is the Great Voltigeur Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2022 when the race had an over-round of 108%. The race in 2007 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 120%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Great Voltigeur Stakes, the over-round has been 113%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £113 which is bet.

Great Voltigeur Stakes Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Great Voltigeur Stakes next time out then you would have backed a total of 5 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -3.62. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

The runner that holds the record over the past 20 renewals for the slowest time in the race was set in the 2008 renewal when Centennial from John Gosden under the guidance of Jimmy Fortune, won in a time of 2:41.70, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, Postponed, trained by Luca Cumani and ridden by Andrea Atzeni set the quickest time of 2:27.29 in the 2014 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Great Voltigeur Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2014 - Postponed (2:27.29)
  • 2023 - Continuous (2:27.45)
  • 2019 - Logician (2:27.91)

Great Voltigeur Stakes Past Winners

Here are the Great Voltigeur Stakes past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Great Voltigeur Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
2:27.45
Continuous (JPN)
3yo 9-2 (2 of 5) 4/1
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2022
2:32.63
Deauville Legend (IRE)
3yo 9-2 (2 of 6) 5/2F
Daniel Muscutt
James Ferguson (GB)
2021
2:28.27
Yibir (GB)
3yo 9-0 (4 of 8) 6/1
James Doyle
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2020
2:30.57
Pyledriver (GB)
3yo 9-3 (3 of 8) 10/1
Martin Dwyer
William Muir (GB)
2019
2:27.91
Logician (GB)
3yo 9-0 (2 of 5) 10/11F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
2018
2:28.34
Old Persian (GB)
3yo 9-3 (7 of 9) 7/1
James Doyle
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2017
2:34.65
Cracksman (GB)
3yo 9-0 (3 of 6) 4/6F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden (GB)
2016
2:29.41
Idaho (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (2 of 6) 5/6F
Seamie Heffernan
A P O'Brien (IRE)
2015
2:30.30
Storm The Stars (USA)
3yo 9-0 (5 of 7) 3/1
Pat Cosgrave
William Haggas (GB)
2014
2:27.29
Postponed (IRE)
3yo 9-0 (3 of 9) 5/2F
Andrea Atzeni
Luca Cumani (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Great Voltigeur Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 18 winners with an additional 14 placings from 107 runners
  • IRE: 2 winners with an additional 14 placings from 37 runners

Great Voltigeur Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Great Voltigeur Stakes over the last 20 renewals is John Gosden who has won the race five times with those five winners coming from Lucarno (2007), Centennial (2008), Thought Worthy (2012), Cracksman (2017) and Logician (2019). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Great Voltigeur Stakes are Sir Michael Stoute (3 wins), A P O'Brien (2 wins) and Charlie Appleby (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Great Voltigeur Stakes trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
John Gosden 11-5-5 +20.08 +10.22
Sir Michael Stoute 12-3-4 +3.75 -0.32
A P O'Brien 37-2-16 -30.17 -13.08
Charlie Appleby 9-2-5 +6.00 +3.63
Saeed bin Suroor 5-1-2 -2.62 -1.14
William Haggas 3-1-1 +1.00 -0.12
James Ferguson 3-1-1 +0.50 -0.44
Peter Chapple-Hyam 2-1-1 +27.00 +16.50
William Muir 1-1-1 +10.00 +6.00
Andrew Balding 4-0-2 -4.00 -1.64

Great Voltigeur Stakes Jockey Statistics

The leading jockey in the Great Voltigeur Stakes over the last 20 renewals is Frankie Dettori who has won the race four times with those four winners coming from Rule Of Law (2004), Rewilding (2010), Cracksman (2017) and Logician (2019). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Great Voltigeur Stakes are Ryan Moore (2 wins) and James Doyle (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Great Voltigeur Stakes jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Frankie Dettori 15-4-6 -6.54 -5.42
Ryan Moore 11-2-7 -3.75 -0.59
James Doyle 5-2-3 +10.00 +5.65
William Buick 9-1-4 +1.00 +0.46
Seamie Heffernan 8-1-4 -6.17 -0.27
Andrea Atzeni 5-1-1 -1.50 -2.50
Martin Dwyer 3-1-2 +8.00 +5.06
Daniel Muscutt 2-1-1 +1.50 +0.56
Pat Cosgrave 1-1-1 +3.00 +1.88
Jamie Spencer 5-0-2 -5.00 -1.85

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 1, 2, 8, 2, 4, 7, 1, 3, 2, 1, 1, 2, 1, 1, 2, 1, 3, 6, 1, 3

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (72%) - Achieved a TS of 90+ (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (74%) - Furthest ran 1m2½f - 1m5f
  • 20 / 20 (75%) - Carried 125 - 133lbs (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Furthest Placed 1m2f - 1m5f
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Not on HY/STD-SLW/STD (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - Achieved an RPR of 97+ (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Off a break of 11 - 73 days
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Not on HY/FM/STD (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Break of 11 - 119 days (Last Place)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Made 2 - 9 starts (Career)
  • 19 / 20 (73%) - No bigger than 12/1
  • 19 / 20 (82%) - Within the first 6 of the market
  • 18 / 20 (67%) - Achieved an RPR of 109+ (Last 3)
  • 18 / 20 (83%) - Placed within last 2 starts
  • 18 / 20 (89%) - Won by at least a neck (Last Win)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the York racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Great Voltigeur Stakes. Maybe you are looking to back something in this race on the tote, but you are not sure of the process or how the tote works, No problem! We have an article which is dedicated to The Tote for you to read which explains everything you need to know! Be sure to check out the other articles in the OLBG Betting School.

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Great Voltigeur Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +41.67 is when runners carried 126lbs when last winning. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 3 career places in Non-Handicap, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-39.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2023: Winner in 2 (1) [5 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 2 (6) [6 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 4 (5,3) [8 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 3 (1,5) [8 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 2 (1) [5 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Great Voltigeur Stakes is Curragh, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Curragh last time out.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Great Voltigeur Stakes:

  • Dubawi (3 Wins)
  • Dynaformer (2 Wins)
  • Frankel (2 Wins)
  • Galileo (2 Wins)
  • Sea The Stars (2 Wins)

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have been disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the Great Voltigeur Stakes, that stallion is Sadlers Wells who has failed to produce a winner from 6 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Monitor Closely in 2009, winning for Peter Chapple-Hyam at odds of 28/1 under the guidance of Jimmy Fortune. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 8 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2024 Great Voltigeur Stakes remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

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