Buick reunites with Jalmoud for Great Voltigeur Stakes

Buick reunites with Jalmoud for Great Voltigeur Stakes
Earthlight on way to winning the Group 1 Darley Prix Morny in Deauville, France. - Twitter

Dubai - The Dubai World Cup-winning jockey is back in action after an injury lay-off

By James Jose

Published: Tue 20 Aug 2019, 9:31 PM

Last updated: Tue 20 Aug 2019, 11:34 PM

It is all coming thick and fast for Dubai World Cup-winning jockey William Buick since his return following an injury-enforced lay-off in May.
The 31-year-old was back on the mount at the start of the month after recovering from a head injury that had put him out for 12 weeks.
And it will again be a hectic schedule for Buick with the 2015 Dubai World Cup winner booked for 10 rides over the next four days with four rides during the four-day Ebor Festival at York Racecourse.
With James Doyle still doing chunk of the work for Godolphin as Buick eases back, the latter still has two Group entries, with one being for the Dubai-based racing operation. Buick will reunite with Jalmoud in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes on Wednesday, hoping to give British handler his second successive win in the race.
Last year, Appleby saddled a one-two in the contest with Old Persian ushering in Cross Counter. That was under Doyle and Buick is eager to add to that on the morrow.
Trainer Appleby hopes that the colt from New Approach can find his feet after a seventh place in his previoys run in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes. "Jalmoud has a bit to find with a couple of runners who finished in front of him in the Gordon Stakes but we feel that the galloping course at York will suit him better," said Appleby.
"A mile and a half is his optimum trip and a reproduction of some of his form in France this season should make him competitive," added the 44-year-old.
Buick will also ride Lah Ti Dar for Lord Lloyd-Webber in the Group 1 Darley Yorkshire Oaks on Thursday.
Meanwhile, Elarqam, owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Minister of Finance, will go up against eight runners in the Group 1 Juddmonte International Stakes.
Meanwhile, in Deauville, France, Earthlight won the Group 1 Darley Prix Morny. Saddled by Andre Fabre and the mount of Mickael Barzalona, the Shamardal colt pipped Raffle Prize, owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, by a neck.

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