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Heffernan confident Seville can land Volitgeur
By Alan Conway
Updated: August 16, 2011
Seamie Heffernan today expressed confidence that Seville can put his string of second place finishes behind him tomorrow and land the Sportingbet.com Great Voltigeur Stakes at York.
The son of Galileo has yet to register a win this season despite running some fine races most notably when he chased home stable mate Treasure Beach in the Irish Derby and Meandre in the Grand Prix De Paris last time out.
Seville currently heads the ante post market for the final English classic of the season, the Ladbrokes.com St Leger, and Heffernan is predicting a bold show at York before heading for Doncaster.
“I would think if all goes well then the Leger will be his next run after the Voltigeur. This is one of the main Leger trials and I would think that is why Aidan is running him.
“We’re happy enough with him and he seems to be coming out of his races fresh and well,” added Heffernan.
“He’s getting more mature and stronger all the time, so I’m hoping for a big run tomorrow.
“I don’t think ground is any issue with him. I think you just want a bit of luck and want them turning up with a big will every day.
“The Galileo horses seem to be the ones to be with at the moment. They are tough and they are up for it every day.”