Tuesday 27 September 2016

Gleneagles on the march for Sussex

Published 20/07/2015 | 19:27

Gleneagles
Gleneagles

Joseph O'Brien is looking forward to dual Classic winner Gleneagles brushing shoulders with some of Europe's best older milers in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on Wednesday week.

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Gleneagles, trained by his father Aidan, is hot favourite to take his unbeaten run this year to four in the Group One showpiece despite facing talented rivals such as Freddy Head's Solow, winner of the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The three-year-old colt has already shown he is the best of his generation over a mile with wins in the English and Irish 2000 Guineas and the St James's Palace Stakes.

"He's in good form at home. He seems to have come out of Ascot really well and we are hoping he can run another solid race," the jockey told At the Races.

"We've always held him in very high regard. He's never going to be a horse that go and wins by half a furlong, but he'll always get the job done. He's got a lot of speed and class and he lets his racing do the talking.

"Really looking forward to it. It will be a huge race and the build-up will be massive."

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