Glorious Goodwood: Frankie Dettori and Too Darn Hot win Sussex Stakes

Frankie Dettori
Too Darn Hot was the evens favourite in the Sussex Stakes

Jockey Frankie Dettori continued his impressive form as he won the Sussex Stakes on Too Darn Hot at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday.

The John Gosden-trained evens favourite pulled clear in the final furlong to win from Circus Maximus and I Can Fly.

The three-year-old, owned by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, was briefly trapped in a pocket but came through to win the mile prize comfortably.

It means an 11th Group One victory for Dettori in 62 days.

The 48-year-old Italian had claimed a 10th top-level win this season when he won the Goodwood Cup with Stradivarius on Tuesday.

"I'm so lucky. It's an amazing team that we've got," said Dettori.

"We've got amazing horses that are trained by a fantastic genius of a trainer. I haven't got enough superlatives for him.

"I've had an amazing summer and long may it continue. John Gosden is the genius - he puts it on a plate for me and I do the rest."


BBC racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght

Too Darn Hot's disputed stamina over the mile distance was properly tested by his rivals, notably by Circus Maximus which set sail for home in good time.

And this being Goodwood, it's normal to get hemmed in.

But Dettori guided him through for an emphatic success, thus continuing his majestic run.

And though John Gosden blamed himself and the Too Darn Hot manager for the disappointing start to the season, the whole team was rightly proud that the colt had returned to the top of the three-year-old pile, where he started the year.

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