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Tuesday 17th July 2018

Top Duo Heading for Sussex

Both Without Parole and Gustav Klimt are in good order and getting set to take their chances in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, connections have stated.

Without Parole
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Without Parole

Without Parole extended his unbeaten record to a perfect four-from-four last month when he held off Gustav Klimt to win the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

The race wasn't perfect for John Gosden's charge, who is 6/4 to confirm superiority by land the Group One Sussex Stakes on 1 August.

The trainer's son and assistant, Thady, said: "He has definitely come on a lot. That was only the fourth race of his life. It didn't really go to plan at Ascot, as they went really fast in front and he (Frankie Dettori) had to send him on a long way from home. 

"Physically he done so well. He is still carrying a bit of condition. You have to be happy with him going into it."

Gustav Klimt meanwhile has yet to win over the trip in four starts this season but Aidan O'Brien is happy with his son of Galileo, who started his season with a 7f Listed success in Ireland. 

With a mile just about as far as the colt wants to go, the Ballydoyle supremo is of the reckoning that Goodwood might be perfect for him.

"I think Goodwood might really suit him and if everything is well that's the plan," said O'Brien.

"He is a fast horse and I think a mile is his maximum. There is every chance he wants an easy mile, rather than a tough mile. Ascot is a tough mile and the Curragh is a tough mile. 

"I just thought a Goodwood mile on fast ground is easier than the Curragh or Ascot. We think there is more (to come). I think things have not worked out for him yet. He is a horse that would probably like a bit of cover so he can quicken."

Gustav Klimt is 5/1 to win the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, a race O'Brien has landed three times since 2008.

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