Sussex Stakes

Sussex Stakes Betting Guide 2016 - The Gurkha Claims The Win

The Sussex Stakes is a Group 1 race for three year olds and above. It is run over a distance of 1 mile and is now known as the feature race of the whole of Glorious Goodwood meeting and we have another top field engaged for the race this season.

The legendary Frankel stormed to success in this race in 2011 and 2012 to make a victory in this Group One even more prestigious, while Toronado and most recently Kingman have made this race one of the best of the season.

Sussex Stakes Result

15:10 Qatar Sussex Stakes (British Champions Series) (Group 1)
1.The Gurkha - A O'Brien - R Moore - 11/8F
2.Galileo Gold - H Palmer - F Dettori - 9/4
3.Ribchester - R Fahey - J Doyle - 8/1
10 Ran

Racecard

No.RunnerDetailsOdds
1
Gabrial
Gabrial (IRE)
J Fortune
R Fahey
7 yrs / 134 lbs
546513

80-1 and 50-1 when he was third in this race in 2012 (four ran) and 2015 (eight ran)

2
Kodi Bear
Kodi Bear (IRE)
A Kirby
Clive Cox
4 yrs / 134 lbs
18-776

Needs to refind form of last August's two Group-race wins (one C&D); first headgear

3
Lightning Spear
Lightning Spear
O Murphy
D Simcock
5 yrs / 134 lbs
2430-3

Back for new trainer with third in G1 at Royal Ascot just in front of Toormore; considered

4
Richard Pankhurst
Richard Pankhurst
A Atzeni
J Gosden
4 yrs / 134 lbs
1/17-5

Fifth in Group 2 at Ascot 18 days ago was far more encouraging again, but work to do

5
So Beloved
So Beloved
D Tudhope
D O'Meara
6 yrs / 134 lbs
43-134

Travels very strongly and goes well here; one to consider seriously each-way

6
Toormore
Toormore (IRE)
J McDonald
R Hannon
5 yrs / 134 lbs
0-1548

High class in each of his seasons and proven here but just misses top class

7
Awtaad
Awtaad (IRE)
C D Hayes
K Prendergast
3 yrs / 126 lbs
1-1113

Beat Galileo Gold in the Irish 2,000 Guineas but 3rd to him and The Gurkha at Royal Ascot

8
Galileo Gold
Galileo Gold
L Dettori
H Palmer
3 yrs / 126 lbs
13-121

Superiority by no means clearcut after Royal Ascot but he sets the standard in form terms

9
Ribchester
Ribchester (IRE)
James Doyle
R Fahey
3 yrs / 126 lbs
21-2d31

Third to Galileo Gold in the 2,000 Guineas; improved when winning 7f Jersey at Royal Ascot

10
The Gurkha
The Gurkha (IRE)
R L Moore
A O'Brien
3 yrs / 126 lbs
31122

Did not have the run of the race when strong-finishing 2nd to Galileo Gold at Royal Ascot

Sussex Stakes Result 2015

15:10 Qatar Sussex Stakes (British Champions Series) (Supported By Qatar Petroleum) (Group 1)

  1. Solow - F Head - M Guyon - 2/5f
  2. Arod - P Chapple-Hyam - A Atzeni - 6/1
  3. Gabrial - R Fahey - P Hanagan - 50/1

8 Ran

Racecard

Past Winners of the Sussex Stakes