Guineas Winners Star In High-Class Sussex Entries

Paddington wins the 2023 running of the Qatar Sussex S. at Goodwood | Goodwood Racecourse

The G1 Qatar Sussex S. at Goodwood, which will be run for total prize-money of £1 million on Wednesday, July 31, has attracted 39 horses at the first entry stage.

Unbeaten colt Notable Speech (GB) (Dubawi {Ire}) and Rosallion (Ire) (Blue Point {Ire}) are the early standard-bearers for the Classic generation, with the duo having dominated the finish of the G1 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket. Rosallion then went one better in the G1 Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh last weekend, overhauling stable-mate Haatem (Ire) (Phoenix Of Spain {Ire}) to give trainer Richard Hannon a memorable one-two.

G1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains winner Metropolitan (Fr) (Zarak {Fr}) features among a four-strong contingent from France–along with the 2023 runner-up and last-time-out G1 Dubai Turf winner Facteur Cheval (Ire) (Ribchester {Ire})–while the recent G2 German 2,000 Guineas winner Devil's Point (Ire) (New Bay {GB}) is another Classic hero in contention for David Menuisier.

“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 1 mile race in Europe,” Ed Arkell, director of racing at Goodwood, said of the possible runners, with six-time Group 1 winner Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}) and top-class Japanese performer Soul Rush (Jpn) (Rulership {Jpn}) featuring among the other entries.

“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.”

A full list of entries can be found here.

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