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Sir Michael Stoute is tipping Telescope to bounce back on Wednesday when he races in the Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes at York.
Stoute feels Telescope has been criticised unfairly after he suffered defeat to David Livingtson in the Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock last time out and believes he will prove the doubters wrong at York.
Telescope had looked impressive when winning his previous race at Leicester by 24 lengths in a super-quick time, but it all went wrong at Haydock.
However, Stoute believes the step up to a mile and a half will make the difference and allow the horse to show his full potential.
“I wanted to try him over a mile and a half and this is the opportunity. He seems fine after Haydock,” Stoute revealed.
“It was only the colt’s fourth start. I feel there has been too much yapping. He’s being criticised, and that is not being fair on the horse. He’s inexperienced. Let’s allow his performances to do the talking.”
Cap O’Rushes, who recently won the Gordon Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, has also been declared along with another Godolphin horse, Secret Number.
Spillway, who finished third in the Gordon Stakes, also runs, while Nichols Canyon, Foundry and Willie The Whipper make up the field of seven for the Group 2 encounter.