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2020 Sussex Stakes Odds – Guineas heroes to take on Mohaather and Circus Maximus at Goodwood

  • We bring you the latest betting for the Sussex Stakes
  • Siskin heads a betting market stacked with quality
  • Kameko also looks set to run, as the two Guineas winners collide
  • Mohaather and Circus Maximus represent the older horses

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Too Darn Hot beats Circus Maximus in the Sussex Stakes in 2019. (Getty)
Jon Vine 17 Jul 2020
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We take a look through the 2020 Sussex Stakes odds, where it looks like Irish 2000 Guineas winner Siskin will face stuff competition at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday 29th July.

The Sussex Stakes is the second Group One race to take place during Glorious Goodwood, and headlines the action on day two. This historic race is one of the most important races on the calendar, as it provides this year’s crop of three-year-old milers with their first chance to tackle older horses at the highest level over this trip.

We’ve seen many great winners of the Sussex Stakes in recent year, and a few surprising upsets, and the 2020 renewal promises to be as exciting as ever.

2020 Sussex Stakes Odds

Best Odds
Top Bookie
Siskin6/4William Hill
Circus Maximus6/1William Hill
Nazeef10/1William Hill

*Odds correct as of 15/7/20*

2020 Sussex Stakes Runners

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Leading the way in the betting we find Ger Lyon’s Siskin, who produced a superb performance to win the Irish 2000 Guineas on his reappearance.

I was firmly against Siskin that day, fearing he wouldn’t see out the mile. The favourite received a bit of luck, as Lope Y Fernandez swerved across his path and opened up the perfect gap, but Siskin still had to get the job done, and Lyon’s stable star quickened away from his rivals in devastating fashion.

Viewers will get to see which Guineas winner is the strongest at Goodwood too, as British Classic hero Kameko has been thrown into the mix. Andrew Balding and connections are convinced their star didn't see out the trip when fourth in the Derby, and Kameko drops back to the distance he excelled over when winning the 2000 Guineas.

Mohaather was one of the hard-luck stories of Royal Ascot, cruising home fifth behind a wall of runners in the Queen Anne Stakes. Marcus Tregoning’s lightly-raced four-year-old then produced one of the performances of the season so far – according to RPR ratings at least – to win the Summer Mile at Ascot, and he travels to Goodwood as Siskin’s main competitor.

Circus Maximus went down to Too Darn Hot by just half-a-length in this race 12 months ago. Aidan O’Brien’s charge returns to Goodwood on the back of a hard-fought Queen Anne Stakes success at Royal Ascot, and this hardy front-runner remains one of the toughest horses in the division.

Pinatubo features in the Glorious Goodwood betting, despite Charlie Appleby stating his star three-year-old will be enjoying a summer holiday after his victory in the Prix Jean Prat. Wichita, on the other hand, could join Circus Maximus in the Sussex Stakes, following fine placed efforts in the 2000 Guineas and the St James’s Palace Stakes. 

Nazeef got the better of Terebellum when the two clashed in the Falmouth Stakes during the July Festival. John Gosden has handed both an entry, and they could relish the chance to take on the colts in the Sussex Stakes. 

Other notable entrants include Molatham, who drifted markedly before the Prix Jean Prat and still managed to finish fifth. Seven-year-old Mustashry could have his first crack at the Sussex Stakes, with Pogo, Roseman and Duke Of Hazzard also looking likely to take up their entries.

Mohaather bolts up in the Summer Mile Stakes at Ascot. (Getty)

2020 Sussex Stakes FAQs

When is the Sussex Stakes?

The 2020 Sussex Stakes will take place at 3:15pm on Wednesday 29th July.

Where is the Sussex Stakes run?

The Sussex Stakes is held on the second day of the Glorious Goodwood meeting. Glorious Goodwood is one of the most popular flat racing festival of the season, and usually takes place during the final week of July, or the first week of August.

When is Glorious Goodwood?

In 2020, Glorious Goodwood will start on Tuesday 28th July, and end on Saturday 1st August.

Who is the favourite for the Sussex Stakes?

Ger Lyon's stable star Siskin is the firm favourite for the 2020 Sussex Stakes, having won the Irish 2000 Guineas on his first start of the year.


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