Safe Voyage is hoping to land back to back renewals of the John of Gaunt Stakes for the first time since Sir Michael Stoute’s Main Aim in 2009-2010 and he heads the market for trainer John Quinn.
The 8-year-old gelding is a consistent sort and failed to finish outside the front 4 in the 10 races that followed his 2019 success in the race, including listed and two Group 2 wins during that period (7f-8f).
The son of Fast Company will be sure to appreciate the testing conditions on offer, boasting rich form ranging over good-heavy.
A line can be drawn through his final run last season after a failed attempt Stateside in the Breeders Cup Mile (8f, G1) by which the firm ground appeared too quick, resulting in a last placed finish.
He will also need to bounce back from his reappearance run at Newbury in the Lockinge Stakes (8f, G1) by which he finished last of 11, however he should strip fitter from that run and will appreciate the drop in grade to a Group 3 and the drop back to the 7f distance.