Earthlight Could Brighten Up The Sussex Stakes


The Andre Fabre trained Earthlight could see himself making the trip across the Channel to England for the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood which would see the Group One become one of the Spectacles of the meeting.

The Godolphin owned colt is still unbeaten having won all six of his events including the Group One Prix Morny and Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket.

He made his seasonal reappearance this term in the Listed Prix Kistena and picked up from where he left off last season, but now his handler is looking at stepping him up from six furlongs to a mile.

With Pinatubo not looking likely to head to the Sussex Stakes and race again in France, it opens the door for Earthlight to enter the Group One against the likes of Irish 2000 Guineas winner Siskin, English 2000 Guineas winner Kameko and Queen Anne Stakes winner Circus Maximus.

(Credit ATR) Fabre said: “We haven’t totally decided yet. He could go to Goodwood, but if not he will go for the Maurice de Gheest.

“He’s very fast and looks a real sprinter, but I’m convinced that he can go further.

“I think it was a good decision to split him and Pinatubo up last time and it will be up to Sheikh Mohammed where he runs.”