Farhh Out of Sussex Stakes
Godolphin superstar Farhh has been ruled out of the 2013 Sussex Stakes that will be run at Goodwood on Wednesday July 31st as part of the Glorious Goodwood Festival.
Farhh was ruled out of the 2013 Royal Ascot Festival after being found lame and according to Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford is still a while away from making a return to the races.
“Farhh is going to take a bit of time so we hope he will be back towards the end of the season,” Crisford said.
The perennial runner-up broke through for his first Group 1 victory in the Lockinge Stakes and looked set to dominate the Group 1 mile races, such as the Prince of Wales’s Stakes and the Sussex Stakes, but will now miss the majority of the flat racing season.
Injuries have been a recurring theme for Farhh who has only appeared at the races on nine occasions since his debut at Newmarket in 2010.
Although the withdrawal of Farhh is a major blow to Godolphin, the racing operation still has the chance to win the Sussex Stakes with the Group 1 mile one of the options for classy three-year-old Dawn Approach.
The New Approach colt returned to his winning ways with a hard-fought victory in the St James’s Palace Stakes during the Royal Ascot meeting and is entered to make his open racing debut in the Sussex Stakes.
Trainer Jim Bolger said in a television interview that Dawn Approach has recovered well from his St James’s Palace Stakes victory but refused to confirm that he was a certain starter at Goodwood with a trip to France also on the agenda.
“He’s very well, I’m told this morning he’s bucking and squealing, so he’ll pick up quickly,” Bolger told Channel 4 Racing.
“He’s entered in Goodwood, there’ll be the Jacques le Marois as well and then there’s back here for the QEII, so we’ll be picking from them.”
If Dawn Approach runs in the Sussex Stakes it could set up a delicious rematch with Toronado who he beat by a short head at Ascot last week.
You can find the best 2013 Sussex Stakes odds at Bet365.