Qatar Sussex Stakes Preview: Tips, Betting Offers and Odds, 3.35 at Goodwood, 31st July 2019
The much coveted Sussex Stakes takes centre stage on Day 2 at Glorious Goodwood. Here we take a look at the history of the race, highlight the best odds and offers and provide our betting tips for the contest.
First run over this 1 mile trip in 1878, Glorious Goodwood’s showpiece Group 1 event invariably attracts a stellar line-up and now offers a whopping £1 million in total prize money. Following on from the Lennox Stakes on day one, the top class action just keeps on coming and we love it! Be sure to check out the latest Glorious Goodwood Betting Offers and Free Bets too!
Sussex Stakes Betting Tips
Odds correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.
- Barney Roy to win at 10/1 with Paddy Power
- Calyx each way at 16/1 with Paddy Power
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Sussex Stakes Ante Post Tips and Betting Offers, 3:35 at Glorious Goodwood, 31 July 2019
The Sussex Stakes is one of the biggest races that takes place during Glorious Goodwood. It’s a Group 1 in which many of the best milers compete for a winner’s prize which has reached £560,200 for the 2019 renewal.
Is Barney Roy Back at the Top of His Game?
Horse racing is not a sport in which things always go to plan but it very often provides a shot at redemption. Barney Roy is an excellent case in point. It took him some time to make his first appearance as a juvenile but wasted no time in his three-year-old season. After finishing second in the 2000 Guineas, he won the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot before his form tailed off somewhat.
His performances were good enough for connections to believe it was worth retiring him to stud. Unfortunately, fertility problems meant that didn’t work out and so Godolphin moved him to Charlie Appleby’s yard with a view to get him back into racing.
Barney Roy’s return has panned out very well so far. He remains a high class performer capable of winning a race of the calibre even if he is older than most recent winners.
Calyx Should Keep Improving
It’s been a frustrating season for everybody connected to Calyx. Injury meant the three-year-old couldn’t make an early season performance but the effects of that injury were felt long after winning at Ascot in May. Rab Havlin said Calyx rode like a rank novice when he was surprisingly beaten in the Sandy Lane Stakes and the market has very much move against him since that result.
Suffice it to say, it’s not yet time to give up on Calyx. He has tremendous quality and is someway behind other three-year-olds so has plenty of room for improvement still to come. A step up to 1 mile in the Sussex Stakes would be a very interesting move from John Gosden and could see him rise to the challenge of such a big race.
The early ante post betting for the Sussex Stakes suggests that it is shaping to be a thrilling renewal. Of several tempting options in the market, Barney Roy is perhaps the most appealing for a win at 10/1 with Paddy Power. At his best he has what it takes to get the competition beaten and he’s very much getting back to his best.
No matter what happens in the Sussex Stakes, it’s highly unlikely to be the pinnacle of Calyx’s career. It may prove to be a very big step forwards though so back him each way at 16/1 with Paddy Power.
Previous Race Winners
- 2018 – Lightning Spear – jockey Oisin Murphy, trainer David Simcock
- 2017 – Here Come When – jockey Jim Crowley, trainer Andrew Balding
- 2016 – The Ghurka – jockey Ryan Moore, trainer Aidan O’Brien
- 2015 – Solow – jockey Maxime Guyon, trainer Freddy Head
- 2014 – Kingman – jockey James Doyle, trainer John Gosden
- 2013 – Toronado – jockey Richard Hughes, trainer Richard Hannon, Sr.
- 2012 – Frankel – jockey Tom Queally, trainer Sir Henry Cecil
- 2011 – Frankel – jockey Tom Queally, trainer Sir Henry Cecil
- 2010 – Canford Cliffs – jockey Richard Hughes, trainer Richard Hannon, Sr.
- 2009 – Rip Van Winkle – jockey Johnny Murtagh, trainer Aidan O’Brien
- 2008 – Henrythenavigator – jockey Johnny Murtagh , trainer Aidan O’Brien
- 2007 – Ramonti – jockey Frankie Dettori, trainer Saeed bin Suroor
- 2006 – Court Masterpiece – jockey Jimmy Fortune, trainer Ed Dunlop
Sussex Stakes History
Having first been run as a 6f sprint contest restricted to two year olds way back in 1861, the trip, age of the runners and overall prestige of this race have all increased over time. Having struggled to attract entries in its days as a juvenile contest, the race was given a drastic makeover in 1878 with the event becoming a three year olds only contest held over a mile and it soon became the most anticipated race of this meeting.
Over time older horses were permitted to take their place in the line-up, as the race became the all age championship event we know and love to day. Four year olds first entered the fray in 1960, with those aged five and older following in 1975.
Jockey and Trainer Records
The legendary jockey, Sir Gordon Richards took this race eight times in a 25 year period during his long and illustrious career and stands alone as the most successful rider in the history of the contest.
Just one behind Sir Gordon in terms of numbers of wins is the late, great Sir Henry Cecil, whose seven triumphs lead the way in the training ranks.
With names such as Warning, Rock of Gibraltar, Kris and the superstar Brigadier Gerard appearing on the roll of honour here it is clear that it more than not takes an elite performer to prevail. Only one horse has managed to bag the race twice, the greatest racehorse of all time and apple of Sir Henry Cecil’s eye, Frankel. Frankel won so many big races, including the 2000 Guineas and the Queen Anne Stakes and it will take a special horse to match his achievement at Goodwood.
As of 2015 it is the three year olds who have dominated here, with 28 wins since the race became an all age contest in 1975, as opposed to 13 wins for the older runners. The six year olds Noalcoholic (1983) and Court Masterpiece (2006) are the oldest winners to date.