Qatar Sussex Stakes
Group 1, Goodwood 15:35
 £1,000,000 guaranteed,
3yo plus,
1m, Class 1
  
Wednesday 31st July 2024

Trainers Quotes

Winners of this season’s English, Irish, French and German 2,000 Guineas feature alongside top older performers Inspiral and Facteur Cheval in the 39 entries for the G1 Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday, July 31.

With a total prize fund of £1 million, the mile showpiece is the most valuable race of the Qatar Goodwood Festival and forms part of the QIPCO British Champions Series.

Unbeaten colt Notable Speech (Charlie Appleby) and Rosallion are the early standard-bearers for the Classic generation, with the duo having dominated the finish of the G1 QIPCO 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket.

Rosallion went one better in the G1 Irish 2,000 Guineas over the weekend, when he overhauled stable-mate Haatem to give trainer Richard Hannon a memorable one-two.

G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains victor Metropolitan (Mario Baratti) features among a four-strong contingent from France. 

Facteur Cheval finished second in last year’s Qatar Sussex Stakes and the five-year-old made a winning start to 2024 with victory in the G1 Dubai Turf. His trainer Jerome Reynier has also entered the unexposed Lazzat, who is undefeated in four career starts. 

Devil’s Point (David Menuisier), who captured the British Stallion Studs John Dunlop EBF Conditions Stakes at Goodwood on May 3, has since secured Classic honours of his own in the G2 German 2,000 Guineas.

Deirdre provided Japan with an historic win at the 2019 Qatar Goodwood Festival and the country may be represented again by the Yasutoshi Ikee-trained Soul Rush

Narrowly denied in Tokyo’s G1 Mile Championship in November, the six-year-old made a successful comeback in G2 company at Kyoto last month and is due to line up in this weekend’s G1 Yasuda Kinen.

The older generation also features John & Thady Gosden’s six-time G1 scorer Inspiral and her stable-mate Audience, who was a surprise winner of Newbury’s G1 Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes.

Ed Arkell, Director of Racing at Goodwood, said: “We are once again delighted with the quality of entries for the Qatar Sussex Stakes, which is always an incredibly competitive race as the first all-aged Group One mile race in Europe. 

“To receive entries from all around the world highlights the international importance of the meeting and we are hugely grateful to owners and trainers for supporting the race once again.”

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Qipco Sussex Stakes (British Champions Series)
 £1,000,000 guaranteed, 3yo plus, 1m, Class 1
39 entries
Going:

NO. FORM HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY
1 6223-1 Audience 5 9-10 John & Thady Gosden
2 11-197 Brave Emperor 4 9-10 Archie Watson
3 230-20 Cairo 4 9-10 1 Alice Haynes
4 33-112 Charyn 4 9-10 Roger Varian
5 71/673 Crypto Force 4 9-10 Adrian Murray
6 /11134 Dolayli 5 9-10 F-H Graffard
7 12-114 Elegant Man 4 9-10 Adrian Murray
8 1214-5 Embesto 4 9-10 Roger Varian
9 3232-1 Facteur Cheval 5 9-10 J Reynier
10 14/5-3 Maljoom 5 9-10 William Haggas
11 112-27 Poker Face 5 9-10 Simon & Ed Crisford
12 11-1 Quddwah 4 9-10 Simon & Ed Crisford
13 /398-9 Royal Scotsman 4 9-10 Paul & Oliver Cole
14 5426-1 Sonny Liston 5 9-10 Ralph Beckett
15 9124-1 Soul Rush 6 9-10 Yasutoshi Ikee
16 5111-4 Inspiral 5 9-7 John & Thady Gosden
17 12/10- Laurel 5 9-7 John & Thady Gosden
18 4-11 Almaqam 3 9-2 Ed Walker
19 312-21 Boiling Point 3 9-2 Roger Varian
20 5115-2 Dancing Gemini 3 9-2 Roger Teal
21 42-311 Devil's Point 3 9-2 David Menuisier
22 133-27 Eben Shaddad 3 9-2 John & Thady Gosden
23 55-132 Haatem 3 9-2 Richard Hannon
24 111-8 Henry Longfellow 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
25 1216-0 Iberian 3 9-2 Charles Hills
26 1111 Lazzat 3 9-2 J Reynier -
27 21 Lead Artist 3 9-2 John & Thady Gosden
28 11-51 Metropolitan 3 9-2 Mario Baratti -
29 4412-7 Mountain Bear 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
30 1111 Notable Speech 3 9-2 Charlie Appleby
31 1133-3 River Tiber 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
32 131-21 Rosallion 3 9-2 Richard Hannon
33 2421-4 Unquestionable 3 9-2 A P O'Brien
34 1-324 Buttons 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
35 2614-8 Content 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
36 71-430 Everlasting 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
37 1211-3 Opera Singer 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
38 123-0 See The Fire 3 8-13 Andrew Balding
39 1931-5 Ylang Ylang 3 8-13 A P O'Brien