The Sussex Stakes – 25th June 2016 – London Bridge Racecourse


The Sussex Stakes

The Sussex Stakes is sponsored by captaincrusoe and is now in it’s 6th running of the race. We have seen some great horses contest and win this one cup that is raced as a final only – no heats – so all the runners are fired up and ready to go.

Here is my take on this season’s race;

Captaincrusoe goes in with the favorite, with his outstanding stallion Blue Proteus who has won 34 of 38, a truly brilliant record in those wins  two age world cups and 3 regionals  – my only doubt is the jockey, a new match-up, but if they gel, it’s a win, it that simple.

Other contenders include Gawain,  has run over 61 km/h  a number of times and can therefore keep up with anyone – that said Gawain may need to do a personal best to win saturday .

Manor Park’s Number One has also run over 61 km/h so is in the mix.



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 4 Blue Proteus captaincrusoe Janyce Bablak 1:33.207
2 9 Wildfire Fernbank Park Tona Nowlin 1:33.772
3 7 Gawain MolietsSurfer Janita Hoffer 1:33.858
4 6 Saxons Emiliana Freaksters Karrie Conca 1:34.033
5 3 Number One Manor Park Stud Greg Quann 1:34.051


1. Hunky Dory

8yo stallion from Cape Hall, Career earnings: $5,072,137
Overall rating: Tremendous(74) – Competitive

Stable comments: – “Hi, looks like I have no chance in this race. Too many quality opponents. Thanks for the moral support.”

3. Number One

10yo gelding from Manor Park Stud, Career earnings: $6,637,603
Overall rating: Marvelous(79) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “Well there’s a saying that goes you’ve got to be in it to win it and this rings true with Number One. On all form he’s running for a place in all honesty as shouldn’t get close to Blue Proteus but you never know.”

4. Blue Proteus

10yo stallion from captaincrusoe, Career earnings: $10,516,811
Overall rating: Spectacular(85) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “Sad to see my 1st world winner retire end of the season. Hopefully he can retire on a high with a win. Just a pity that he hasn’t got his regular midget on top”

6. Saxons Emiliana

10yo mare from Freaksters, Career earnings: $6,917,605
Overall rating: Spectacular(85) – Stalker

Stable comments: – “

7. Gawain

10yo stallion from MolietsSurfer, Career earnings: $6,669,899
Overall rating: Marvelous(79) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “I think that any result than Blue Protheus winning will be a surprise, who wants to win has to beat him. Number One from Manor and Gawain should have an advantage on slow, with Gawain having 20/20xp on slow there should a top 3 result possible.”

8. Silas Turds Chaser

10yo stallion from Whispering Death, Career earnings: $10,207,755
Overall rating: Spectacular(86) – Early sprinter

Stable comments: – “Silas Turds Chaser has had a great league season at Osaka, but the weather is not really going to suit. But everyone in the race will be relieved that Noddy decided to breed with Tessa Al – who has completely dominated the global medium scene for the last few seasons.”

9. Wildfire

10yo stallion from Fernbank Park, Career earnings: $10,352,141
Overall rating: Tremendous(71) – Stalker

Stable comments: – “Expect Wildfire will be a long shot but his average race times are as good as any other horse in the race so think he will be close to the leaders in the finish and, if his Stalker trait kicks in might get my third cup. Jockey has a great record on him.”

10. Dejavu Ringworm

10yo stallion from Royal Velvet Stables, Career earnings: $5,764,000
Overall rating: Majestic(81) – Stalker

Stable comments: – “

11. Mud Bath

8yo mare from Moonlight Stables, Career earnings: $6,955,957
Overall rating: Marvelous(78) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “Well, Mud Bath does have at least one thing going for her in the Sussex Stakes, her mudlark style should give her a boost on the slow ground. AI experience in medium races and marvelous experience on slow tracks adds to my hopes of a miracle top 3 finish. Now, if only her jockey was a little more ready…”

12. Loop Mean Imperial

10yo stallion from the crime syndicate, Career earnings: $7,122,700
Overall rating: Tremendous(74) – Mud-lark

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