• 15:05 Qipco Sussex Stakes 1m

  • Winner £170,130 2nd £64,500 3rd £32,280 4th £16,080
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 36.29s
  • Off time: 15:06:47
15:05 Goodwood Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Toronado (IRE) 11/4
2nd Dawn Approach (IRE) 10/11


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (5) 11-1512 Dark Blue Declaration Of War (USA) 25
Distance Winner
4 9-7 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 121 7/24.50
2 (3) 012-213 Emerald Green, Black chevrons on sleeves Gregorian (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
4 9-7 J H M Gosden W Buick 115 18/119.00
3 (2) 921500 Pink Reply (IRE) 32
4 9-7 v A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 106 200/1201.00
4 (6) 011454 Claret, gold braid, claret sleeves, claret cap, gold tassel Trade Storm 18
Distance Winner
5 9-7 D M Simcock J P Spencer 115 33/134.00
5 (4) 111-101 Royal blue Dawn Approach (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
3 8-13 J S Bolger K J Manning 124 10/111.91
6 (1) 698183 White, Purple stripe, check cap Leitir Mor (IRE) 11
3 8-13 pt J S Bolger R P Whelan 109 200/1201.00
7 (7) 111-142 Grey, maroon epaulets Toronado (IRE) 43
Distance Winner
3 8-13 R Hannon R Hughes 123 11/43.75


The mighty Frankel pocketed the last two renewals but this year's contest should prove more competitive with DAWN APPROACH and Toronado locking horns once again. Jim Bolger's faith in the former remained undimmed after a disastrous showing in the Derby and he bounced back to record his fourth win at the highest level with a hard-fought victory in the St James's Palace Stakes at Ascot when just prevailing over Toronado. There'll be little between that pair in this but he's beaten Richard Hannon's colt twice now and gets the vote to do so once again. Declaration Of War came up short over 1m2f in the Eclipse at Sandown last time but beat both Gregorian and Trade Storm in the Queen Anne over today's trip at Ascot before that. He'll need more to get the better of the three-year-olds on today's terms, however, while both Reply and Leitir Mor will ensure there's a proper pace.