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2021 Sussex Stakes at Goodwood: the runners, the odds, the verdict

Mohaather: winner of last year's Sussex Stakes
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The Qatar Sussex Stakes (3.35) has been by won some of Flat racing's biggest equine stars over the years, as well as providing the odd shock or two. This year's race revolves around the ultra-tough and talented Poetic Flare, but can he secure a fourth Group 1 of the season?

3.35 Goodwood Wednesday: Qatar Sussex Stakes racecard and betting

1 Century Dream

0-9 in Group/Grade 1 races but he's an each-way player given Goodwood form and recent rain

Trainer: Simon and Ed Crisford
Jockey: James Doyle
Odds: 16-1


Something to find on form but is unexposed ata mile and is not ruled out for top French yard

Trainer:Andre Fabre
Jockey:Jim Crowley
Odds: 20-1

3 Lope Y Fernandez

Runner-up in Queen Anne and respected on that form, but could do with ground drying out

Trainer:Aidan O'Brien
Jockey:Frankie Dettori
Odds: 16-1

4Order Of Australia

Won the Breeders' Cup Mile last November; back to form recently and could play major role

Trainer:Aidan O'Brien
Jockey:Ryan Moore
Odds: 18-1

5Space Traveller

Listed win last month but well beaten behind Tilsit at Ascot last time; others appeal more

Trainer:Richard Fahey
Jockey:Danny Tudhope
Odds: 100-1


C&D winner who won Ascot Group 2 last time; this is hotter but he may have more to offer

Trainer:Charlie Hills
Jockey:Kieran Shoemark
Odds: 12-1

8 Chindit


9 Poetic Flare

Two Group 1 wins this year; peak form on quick going but still highly effective on slow ground

Trainer:Jim Bolger
Jockey:Kevin Manning
Odds: 11-8 favourite

10Alcohol Free

Two Group 1 wins; fine on slow ground, which may not be ideal for some of her chief rivals

Trainer:Andrew Balding
Jockey:Oisin Murphy
Odds: 7-2

11 Snow Lantern

Won the Falmouth last time; has got better with each run and could continue to improve

Trainer:Richard Hannon
Jockey:Jamie Spencer
Odds: 9-2

The verdict

The chink in Poetic Flare's armour may be slow ground and C&D winner Century Dreamis an interesting option each-way.

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