Seven horses will go to post in the highlight of Glorious Goodwood, the Group 1, £300,000 Sussex Stakes (approx. post time 10:05am ET/7:05am PT) over a mile on Wednesday. The Sussex sees the much-anticipated “Duel on the Downs” between the exceptional three-year-old colts Dawn Approach and Toronado.
So far the score is two-nil to Godolphin’s Dawn Approach, with the son of New Approach taking the first British classic, the Two Thousand Guineas at Newmarket on May 4, with Toronado a below-par fourth. However, the margin was much reduced last time out when just a short-head separated the pair in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 18.
Declaration of War is sure to provide stiff opposition to the two three-year-olds, having taken the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot. The four-year-old reverts to a mile after being runner-up in the 10-furlong Eclipse Stakes at Sandown last time out.
Also set to line up in the Sussex are Gregorian, third behind Declaration of War at Royal Ascot, and Trade Storm, fifth in the same race. Likely pacemakers Leitir Mor and Reply complete the terrific field.
Day 2 of Glorious Goodwood also features the Group 2, £75,000 Vintage Stakes over seven furlongs for two-year-olds. Goodwood’s leading trainer Richard Hannon has taken the last three renewals of the prestigious contest and has two runners this year. Toormore, the mount of Richard Hughes, won his only start at Leicester on May 28, while Expert, partnered by Pat Dobbs, landed a maiden at Newmarket last time out on his third outing.
Godolphin’s new trainer Charlie Appleby is represented by Outstrip, a winner on debut at Newmarket, while Coventry Stakes runner-up Parbold lines up for Richard Fahey. Lanark, Recanted and Rosso Corsa complete the line-up.
The third pattern race is the Group 3, £75,000 Gordon Stakes over a mile and half for three-year-olds. It is an established trial for the final classic of the season, the St Leger, and six of the seven declared runners also hold entries for the Doncaster event.
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