15:35 Goodwood

Wednesday 31 July 2019

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Qatar Sussex Stakes (Group 1)

Class 1  |   1m  |   Good  |   8 Runners  |   Turf

Weighed In

Off time: 15:39  |   Winning time: 1m 38.57s

1st
8
(3)
1/1f
T: J H M GosdenJ: L Dettori
Bit keen tracking leading pair on inside, switched left off rail travelling well 2f out, soon 2nd, ridden to lead just inside final furlong, kept on well, comfortably op 11/10
2nd
½
5
(6)
9/2
T: A P O'BrienJ: R L Moore
Tracked leader, led over 2f out and sent for home, ridden over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, kept on op 4/1
3rd
1 ¼
4
(5)
14/1
T: A P O'BrienJ: D O'Brien
Held up in 6th, headway 2f out, ridden and went 3rd 1f out, no chance with leading duo op 16/1
4th
sh
6
(2)
33/1
T: A M BaldingJ: S De Sousa
Held up in 5th on inside, headway and squeezed through into 4th inside final furlong, no chance with leading duo op 25/1
5th
1 ¼
2
(7)
6/1
T: D O'MearaJ: D Tudhope
Restrained start, held up in rear, plugged on towards finish, never any chance tchd 11/2
6th
1 ¼
7
(4)
11/2
T: C HillsJ: J P Spencer
Led and set decent pace, pushed along and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd entering final 2f, chased leaders, ridden and hung right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong op 6/1
7th
¾
3
(8)
20/1
T: R VarianJ: Andrea Atzeni
Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along on outside over 2f out, weakened 1f out
8th
nk
1
(1)
33/1
T: Eve Johnson HoughtonJ: Charles Bishop
Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, always behind, never a factor

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Betting

Forecast

Too Darn Hot (1/1), Circus Maximus (9/2), Phoenix Of Spain (11/2), Lord Glitters (6/1), I Can Fly (14/1), Zabeel Prince (20/1), Happy Power (33/1), Accidental Agent (33/1)

Verdict
The form of the St James's Palace Stakes looks solid and CIRCUS MAXIMUS could be hard to beat with the potential of more to come at one mile. Too Darn Hot is the obvious danger if he can see out this extra furlong after an impressive win over seven furlongs in France last time out. Irish 2,000 Guineas winner Phoenix Of Spain is better than what he showed at Royal Ascot and he will benefit if this race turns into a test of stamina while similar can be said for the selections stablemate and sole filly in the line-up I Can Fly.
  1. Circus Maximus
  2. Too Darn Hot
  3. Phoenix Of Spain

Previous Winners

2018
Lightning Spear
Weight: 9-8  |Age: 7
Weight: 9-8  |  
Age: 7  |  
J: Oisin Murphy
  |  
T: D M Simcock
9/1
Prize Money
1st:
£593,392.00
2nd:
£225,938.00
3rd:
£113,128.00
4th:
£56,458.00
5th:
£28,282.00
6th:
£14,194.00
7th:
£7,097.00
8th:
£3,496.00

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