The Sussex Stakes – 24th September 2016 – London Bridge Racecourse


The Sussex Stakes

A Golden Goodbye

Season 36 reaches a heady climax at London Bridge today when Osaka trainer Shinibana saddles the Newton stallion Galilei in the Sussex Stakes. He is in prime form and will make them pick up their feet. He will be going for world cup number 8. A great training feat from this top stable.

The classy 9yo Sheergar Peanut stallion Our Gary runs off an overall rating of 87, has had a long season of league running at Wichita, he has shown a solid turn of foot on this surface and will not lack for speed. Blackjack Farms saddles her ace miler Tiffy Pumper, he steps up in class and will be tested in this company. He is no slouch and hails from another effective trainer-jockey combination in Blackjack and Dundee.

The Hardy Secret File stallion B’s Wizard seldom runs a bad race and could have a say in the finish. Both runners from the Magoo’s Fine Equity and New Scotland Yard stables, Fangface and Zorino, warrant consideration.

This is a fascinating contest and a win for Galilei would make it a memorable end to the season.



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 1 Our Gary Lost In The Fog Pedro Bawa 1:32.263
2 6 Galilei Shinibana Kandra Eliseo 1:32.415
3 9 Fangface Magoo’s Fine Equine Scarlet Symanski 1:32.508
4 4 Daidoji Uji Pegasus Bo Chappie 1:32.755
5 8 B’s Wizard BIG-B Renetta Serr 1:33.074


1. Our Gary

9yo stallion from Lost In The Fog, Career earnings: $8,043,897
Overall rating: Spectacular(86) – Fast finisher
Born:Sun 5th Oct 2014, bred by FRAMPTON
Lineage:By Sheergar Peanut out of Score Bonnet
Recent form:1,1,1,1,1

Stable comments: – “

2. The Second Coming

10yo mare from Windmill Racing, Career earnings: $4,882,030
Overall rating: Majestic(80)
Born:Fri 18th Jul 2014, bred by Lozzy Stables
Lineage:By Toyboy Nature out of Perisian
Recent form:6,6,1,5,1

Stable comments: – “The Second Coming was named as such after my return to Track King after my lifetime forum ban. She was fairly cheap as a foal but has had a good career serving the stable and the Sussex Stakes will be her finale before she retires. It isn’t a race I’ve ever competed in before but it is the highest prestige medium race in the Track King calendar and I’m pleased to have an 80 rated horse finally capable of taking part. As for her chances she’s never managed to win a GRAN class one league race so a World Cup is stretching the imagination. I’ll be pleased for a top 5 finish. This race looks between old rivals Galilei and Our Gary. Tough one to call but Shinibana’s horse is just about my tip.”

3. Kobold

8yo stallion from Cape Hall, Career earnings: $2,589,901
Overall rating: Marvelous(75)
Bred by:Unknown origins, birthdate Tue 6th Jan 2015
Lineage:Breeding history unknown
Recent form:1,10,7,6,2

Stable comments: – “We have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning this race.”

4. Daidoji Uji

10yo gelding from Pegasus, Career earnings: $7,594,950
Overall rating: Majestic(82) – Competitive
Born:Fri 4th Jul 2014, bred by Pegasus
Lineage:By Kakita Shimazu out of Daidoji Rekai
Recent form:1,1,2,2,1

Stable comments: – “Lots of good horse and anything is possible. Hope for a top three performance, this is the last race for Uji and want to close his career with a good result or a trophy if possible.”

5. Tiffy Pumper

9yo stallion from Blackjack Farms, Career earnings: $7,142,057
Overall rating: Marvelous(79) – Fast finisher
Born:Sun 5th Oct 2014, bred by Manor Park Stud
Lineage:By Heisenberg out of Duck Queen’s
Recent form:1,1,1,1,2

Stable comments: – “Tiffy Pumper has been a work in progress this season, but looks to be moving in the right direction. Good top speeds in his last few races, and I hope that he continues to improve tomorrow. Looking to get a bit of revenge against a few racers that he lost to earlier this season.”

6. Galilei

10yo stallion from Shinibana, Career earnings: $12,145,900
Overall rating: Spectacular(85) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 4th Jul 2014, bred by Shinibana
Lineage:By Newton out of Bay Samson
Recent form:1,1,1,1,1

Stable comments: – “I think this is going to be a tight race. The fight for victory should be between four horses, Our Gary, Galilei, B’s Wizard and Fangface. With B’s Wizard as favourite. I think my Galilei has a small chance, but a new jockey and the dead track probably going to be what stops him to win.”

7. Luskin Star

9yo stallion from Fitzy’s Racing Club, Career earnings: $4,462,854
Overall rating: Marvelous(77)
Born:Fri 10th Oct 2014, bred by Desert Wind Stables
Lineage:By Addie Over Red out of Stompie
Recent form:1,1,1,1,1

Stable comments: – “Why did I enter the Sussex, size of the purse interested me, so checked the other horses, my times were very competitive so I thought why not.”

8. B’s Wizard

10yo stallion from BIG-B, Career earnings: $10,963,258
Overall rating: Majestic(84) – Competitive
Born:Fri 4th Jul 2014, bred by Troublemaker’s
Recent form:1,1,1,1,1

Stable comments: – “

9. Fangface

9yo stallion from Magoo’s Fine Equine, Career earnings: $7,689,849
Overall rating: Marvelous(79) – Competitive
Born:Sun 5th Oct 2014, bred by hells horses
Lineage:By Cheer Now out of Exposed Cocaine
Recent form:1,2,1,4,1

Stable comments: – “

10. Zorino

10yo stallion from New Scotland Yard, Career earnings: $7,905,127
Overall rating: Majestic(82) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 4th Jul 2014, bred by Back in black
Lineage:By Lumpkin Fossil out of Grace Crazy
Recent form:5,1,1,1,3

Stable comments: – “This race was not so much targeted more stumbled into. Zorino is in to try and pick up a place. Will be tough to beat Galilei but we’ll try. Stud duties may blow his chances before the race even arrives.”

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