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Sussex Stakes: Baaeed, Coroebus and Alcohol Free set for Glorious Goodwood clash as top stars all stand their ground | Racing News | NEWSRUX

A mouth-watering renewal of the Qatar Sussex Stakes stays on the playing cards after Baaeed, Coroebus and Alcohol Free all stood their floor for the Goodwood showpiece.

Baaeed wants little introduction after recording his fourth Group One triumph in a row with victory within the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot, having returned to motion this season within the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.

Set to steer the opposition to the William Haggas-trained celebrity on Wednesday is Coroebus, winner of the Qipco 2000 Guineas and St James’s Palace Stakes for Charlie Appleby, who has additionally left in French Guineas hero Fashionable Video games.

Like Appleby, Haggas has one other contender within the form of Sacred, who was crushed only a size within the Platinum Jubilee on the Royal assembly.

Including to the combo is Andrew Balding’s Alcohol Free, who received this race final yr and confirmed her versatility in taking the July Cup earlier this month.

Alcohol Free (right) gets the better of Naval Crown to win the July Cup
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Alcohol Free (proper) will get the higher of Naval Crown to win the July Cup

Chindit represents Richard Hannon and Aidan O’Brien is ready to saddle Order Of Australia, who was third to Baaeed at Ascot and has received in Group Two firm on the Curragh since then.

Angel Bleu is a twin Group One winner, with connections of the Ralph Beckett-trained three-year-old hoping for a drop of rain.

Angel Bleu and Frankie Dettori win the Group One Prix Criterium International at Saint-Cloud
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Angel Bleu and Frankie Dettori win the Group One Prix Criterium Worldwide at Saint-Cloud

Jamie McCalmont, bloodstock agent and racing supervisor to proprietor Marc Chan, mentioned: “We have determined to depart him in and we would desire some rain, however these horses have gotten to run.

“It is not like in different nations the place they race 12 months of the yr. We have got an eight-month season right here, so we’ll see what occurs.

“Plans aren’t set in stone, however proper now Angel Bleu might simply run. It has been a really irritating season for him, however his two-year-old kind has labored out properly and the Greenham (third to Good Energy) was hardly a nasty race.”

Finishing the 9 possibles is Japanese raider Bathrat Leon.

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