The Sussex Stakes – 25th March 2017

Sussex Stakes

Here Comes The Rain Again

The 9yo Fanatic stallion, Kingsman has a near faultless record, only failing to earn a cup once in his entire career, when finishing fourth behind Our Gary in the season 37 renewal of the Sussex Stakes. He will run to form and will take a power of beating. Idea Cafe Stink is a 7yo daughter of Sonic Blur who gets a plum draw and the services of Stevie Tomspon in the saddle on Saturday. She’s really been very consistent. She’s a medium size mare, but is athletic and has huge heart. 

Ezulwini saddles the 9yo daughter of Blue Hartebeest, Endangered Prophet who has a 5 draw and Marquis Decardo in the saddle. Dolfie has campaigned the mare impeccably and produced her as a model of consistency, only finishing out of the money once in her 36 starts to date. Dopey Donkey Digs fields one runner, with the not so glamorous name, Not Very Good. She is a 9yo daughter of Workshop Bruno and another with an impeccable record to date, posting 12 wins, 17 places from her 29 career starts. She’s in very good form at the moment. I think it’s a tough race to win, but I do think she’s in with a small chance.

Dewayne Mcconnal is on board the Happy Skipper Stable representative, Execution Hanover, who jumps from the 8th berth. The 7yo Export Fellova stallion has a very respectable career, posting 8 wins, 14 places from 22 outings. He’s improving and has shown good form. Savannah Flyer is all guts, and won’t be a pushover, she will give a good account of herself. Drink Lizard is doing well, but it will be a big ask to take on these hard knockers.

Race field

# Form Horse Stable Jockey Final Odds
1 1,1,4,3,3 Idea Cafe Stink ghanainternational Stevie Tomspon N/A
2 4,4,3,5,4 Dad’s Mostly Cape Hall Dorothea Rudat N/A
3 1,1,1,1,1 Legend Of Tony Lost In The Fog Jewel Santamarina N/A
4 1,1,1,1,1 Kingsman Manor Park Stud !Maryalice Mccright! N/A
5 2,1,1,2,2 Endangered Prophet Ezulwini Marquis Decardo N/A
6 (scratched) N/A
7 (scratched) N/A
8 1,1,2,2,2 Execution Hanover Happy Skipper Stable Dewayne Mcconnal N/A
9 2,1,1,1,4 Savannah Flyer flying spurs !Leonida Quintona! N/A
10 1,1,2,2,1 Drink Lizard StaldPedersen Oren Salizzoni N/A
11 2,4,3,3,3 Velocita Boutique Tersk Stud Farm Kathie Presutti N/A
12 2,1,1,1,1 Deputy Dawg Magoo’s Fine Equine Luetta Dusch N/A


1. Idea Cafe Stink

7yo mare from ghanainternational, Career earnings: $4,609,670
Overall rating: Marvelous(77) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by WALKING
Lineage:By Sonic Blur out of Rican Manatee

Stable comments: – “The track conditions look like they’ll be too dry for Idea Cafe Stink to have an outside chance, however, still hoping to make the top five.”

2. Dad’s Mostly

7yo mare from Cape Hall, Career earnings: $3,244,515
Overall rating: Marvelous(76)
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by Team Monkfish
Lineage:By Shannons Rigid out of Aspetta Ouija

Stable comments: – “

3. Legend Of Tony

10yo stallion from Lost In The Fog, Career earnings: $6,618,269
Overall rating: Majestic(81) – Competitive
Born:Fri 2nd Jan 2015, bred by Fourmyle Stables

Stable comments: – “Legend of Tony was a purchase to fill in during week 11 dry leagues. I’m a big fan of the stat distribution. But he lacks the muscle, stride, weight, and xp to be seen as a serious contender. If he gets 3rd or better I will be VERY pleasantly surprised.”

4. Kingsman

9yo stallion from Manor Park Stud, Career earnings: $10,567,442
Overall rating: Spectacular(85) – Competitive
Born:Fri 3rd Apr 2015, bred by Manor Park Stud
Lineage:By Fanatic out of Serenity

Stable comments: – “

5. Endangered Prophet

9yo mare from Ezulwini, Career earnings: $9,104,882
Overall rating: Majestic(81)
Born:Fri 3rd Apr 2015, bred by Ezulwini
Lineage:By Blue Hartebeest out of Nazareth

Stable comments: – “I don’t have any realistic chance on this one. I’ve just entered for the fun of it. Endangered Prophet is a great horse, but Kingsman has beaten her every which way for years and it’s not going to stop here. In the conditions, the muddies are also going to be running riot.”

8. Execution Hanover

7yo stallion from Happy Skipper Stable, Career earnings: $4,562,137
Overall rating: Marvelous(76) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 9th Oct 2015, bred by Happy Skipper Stable
Lineage:By Export Fellova out of Skyhigh

Stable comments: – “Strong field of contenders. Will be happy to brink home a check….”

9. Savannah Flyer

8yo mare from flying spurs, Career earnings: $7,727,352
Overall rating: Tremendous(74) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 3rd Jul 2015, bred by Manor Park Stud
Lineage:By Fanatic out of Serenity

Stable comments: – “

10. Drink Lizard

10yo mare from StaldPedersen, Career earnings: $5,088,421
Overall rating: Tremendous(74) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 2nd Jan 2015, bred by StaldPedersen

Stable comments: – “

11. Velocita Boutique

9yo mare from Tersk Stud Farm, Career earnings: $4,549,231
Overall rating: Marvelous(78) – Needs space
Born:Fri 3rd Apr 2015, bred by Tersk Stud Farm
Lineage:By Velocity Tango out of Pommi

Stable comments: – “

12. Deputy Dawg

7yo stallion from Magoo’s Fine Equine, Career earnings: $3,750,059
Overall rating: Marvelous(75) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 2nd Oct 2015, bred by JEDIMIND
Lineage:By Deynor out of Hendrix Swan

Stable comments: – “Deputy Dawg is really in here to gain some experience on the big stage, but he has been running well lately, so you never know. Realistically though, I’ll be over the moon if he gets amongst the money in this field.”

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