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Telescope - Leicester 18.07.13

Telescope: looks set to go for the Great Voltigeur

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Telescope will bid to bounce back at York

TELESCOPE, who suffered a shock defeat in Saturday's Rose Of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock, is expected to make a quick reappearance in York's Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes next Wednesday.

Harry Herbert, managing director of Highclere Thoroughbred Racing, owners of the much-vaunted colt who was winter favourite for the Derby, said on Tuesday: "Sir Michael [Stoute] is very happy with the horse.

"It is unusual for him to run one so quickly, but he wants to step him up in trip and test him over a mile and a half against his own age group. Provided he is still happy with the horse next week, Telescope will run in the Great Voltigeur."

Paddy Power reacted to the news by reinserting Telescope into the Ladbrokes St Leger market at 12-1, but Herbert added: "We took him out of the St Leger recently, and he would be highly unlikely to run.

"He is still inexperienced, and there will be all sorts of options for him next year."

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