Big two remain on course for Sussex Stakes

Last Updated: 09/07/14 2:33pm

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Kingman is one of the star names engaged in the Sussex Stakes

Kingman is one of the star names engaged in the Sussex Stakes

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Another 'Duel on the Downs' remains in prospect after Toronado and Kingman stood their ground among the 20 horses left in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on July 30 following the latest acceptance stage.

Toronado landed the one-mile Group One last year and made a successful reappearance in the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The young pretender to Toronado's crown is Kingman, who backed up his Irish 2,000 Guineas triumph in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot where he gained his revenge on the Hannon-trained Night Of Thunder for his defeat in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.

The Hannon stable have a strong hand with Greenham scorer Olympic Glory, Sky Lantern and Shifting Power also in contention.

Champion Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien has six contenders going forward, including Queen Anne runner-up Verrazano.

Further overseas interest is provided by German-trained Chopin and the South African entry Soft Falling Rain.

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