July 27 / 15.35 Goodwood

15.35 Goodwood

Good

Qatar Sussex Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

  • Prize money: £567100
  • 1m 0f 0y
  • Class 1
  • 7 runners
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Qatar Sussex Stakes (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

OUR TIP

Form: 111-11 CD

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
Star miler who is the world's top-rated turf horse; comfortably justified 1-6 odds in the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot (good to firm) most recently, taking record to 8-8 and completing a Group 1 four-timer; impressive in Group 3 at this meeting last year; still improving judged on the figures (has mostly progressive RPRs) and remains clear top in the pecking order in this division, with 1m2f aspirations the likely next move after today; looks set to extend his winning sequence.
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1st

2

(6)

17th Aug 2022

Good To Firm

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:35 York

Baaeed

9st 8lb

J: Jim Crowley

T: William Haggas

travelled strongly, towards rear, headway going easily from over 3f out, went second over 2f out, pushed along and quickened to lead over 1f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, impressive

2/5

Form: 000-91 D

Last run: 123 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Japanese raider; Grade 2 scorer on turf at Nakayama last year and Group 2 winner on dirt at Meydan four months ago, both over 1m; inconsistent in the interim, however, and faces a stiffer task in this field on return from break.
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No Results Found

Form: 3-1341 D

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 10lb

4 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Suited by the drop back to Group 2 level at Ascot (good to firm) last time, adding to his Doncaster reappearance win; third in the Lockinge and fourth in the Queen Anne in between, taking Group 1 record to 0-6; comfortably held by Baaeed on those pieces of form.
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No Results Found

Form: 320-31 D

Last run: 10 days

W: 9st 10lb

5 yo Horse

OR: 120

Form & Verdict
Landed the Breeders' Cup Mile in 2020; finished on the tail of Baaeed in last year's Moulin and lacked recent match practice when a lot further behind same rival in this season's Queen Anne; back in top form in the Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh (7f Group 2) ten days ago, winning that race for the second time; soft ground wasn't ideal in this contest 12 months ago (finished fifth); one of the main players.
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Form: 8-3491 CD

Last run: 18 days

W: 9st 7lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 119

Form & Verdict
Versatile and high-class filly who surged back to her best in the July Cup at Newmarket (6f, good to firm) last time, bagging her fourth Group 1 win and setting her up perfectly for another crack at this prize, which she won (on soft ground) last year; looks held by Baaeed on two pieces of form (QEII and Lockinge) but the signs suggest she'll do better this time, provided she settles well returned to 1m.
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No Results Found

Form: 111-39 C

Last run: 43 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
Productive 2yo campaign included wins in the Vintage Stakes at this meeting and two Group 1 races in France but evidently needs the right surface, as he's 4-4 on softer than good and just 1-6 on good/firmer; came up well short in the St James's Palace Stakes last month.
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Form: 11-135 D BF

Last run: 17 days

W: 9st 2lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Smart colt who has been campaigned in top French races this season, winning the Poulains at Longchamp then finishing third in the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly (10.5f) and close fifth in the Prix Jean Prat at Deauville (7f); 2-2 over 1m, both top-level wins, and looks quite interesting back at this trip despite having something to find on ratings; could well rate higher still.
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Betting Forcast

1/5 Baaeed, 33/1 Bathrat Leon, 33/1 Chindit, 10/1 Order Of Australia, 10/1 Alcohol Free, 40/1 Angel Bleu, 16/1 Modern Games