Sussex Stakes tips and runner-by-runner guide to Goodwood 3.35 on Wednesday

Can Paddington make it six for six for the season?



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The star of the Flat season, Paddington, bids to continue his hot streak when he faces four rivals in the Sussex Stakes on day two of Glorious Goodwood.

The Ballydoyle beast drops back in trip to a mile for Wednesday’s 15:35 after getting the better of Emily Upjohn in last month’s Coral-Eclipse and he faces another leading mare in the form of the John & Thady Gosden-trained Inspiral, who went down by a neck to Triple Time in the Queen Anne on seasonal reappearance.

Aldaary has looked useful in two starts since returning from a lengthy lay-off while Facteur Coeval and Charyn complete the field. Chindit is a non-runner after heavy rainfall overnight.

The latest Sussex Stakes odds are on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise Timeform’s guide to the runners as well as betting tips from the racing boffins can be found below.

Sussex Stakes tips

Timeform: It’s slightly surprising that Aidan O’Brien hasn’t won this race since 2016 but in PADDINGTON he saddles a top-notch 3-y-o who is strongly fancied to complete a superb 6-timer in 2023. Inspiral is very smart in her own right and following an excellent reappearance run at Ascot she will hopefully ensure the selection is made to work for it.

Sussex Stakes runners


Trainer: William Haggas Jockey: Jim Crowley Age: 5 Weight: 9st 10lbs Draw: 2

Very smart handicapper in 2021, winning brace of big-field contests at Ascot. Listed winner sole start in 2022 but not in the same form both outings upon return in July and this no easy race to bounce back in.



Trainer: Richard Hannon Jockey: Non-Runner Age: 5 Weight: 9st 10lbs Draw: 3


Facteur Cheval

Trainer: J. Reynier Jockey: Maxime Guyon Age: 4 Weight: 9st 10lbs Draw: 5

Progressive 3-y-o, culminating with Group 3 Prix Perth success at Saint-Cloud. Ran right up to form all 3 starts this spring, third of 6 in a bunched finish tackling Group 1 company for the first time at Longchamp in May (9.2f). This asks another question.



Trainer: John & Thady Gosden Jockey: Frankie Dettori Age: 4 Weight: 9st 7lbs Draw: 6

Very smart filly who cast aside a shock reversal in the Falmouth with a ready success in Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville last summer. Cracking reappearance when second in the Queen Anne, outpointed close home and this previous Goup 1 winner against the males is the obvious threat to Paddington.



Trainer: Roger Varian Jockey: David Egan Age: 3 Weight: 9st 3lbs Draw: 1

Smart colt who excelled himself when hitting the frame in the Irish Guineas and the St James’s Palace Stakes, both won by Paddington. Made no impression dropped to 7f in the Prix Jean Prat at Deauville 3 weeks ago and while the return to 1m will suit, he’s very likely to come up short.



Trainer: Aidan O’Brien Jockey: Ryan Moore Age: 3 Weight: 9st 3lbs Draw: 4

Superbly campaigned and has developed into the leading 3-y-o, running out a decisive winner of the St James’s Palace Stakes before edging out a high-class mare in Emily Upjohn taking on his elders for the first time in the Eclipse Stakes. Return to 1m no issue and he holds outstanding claims.


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