Sussex Stakes betting tips: Without Parole a worthy favourite for Group 1 feature contest

Horsebetting.com experts provide 2018 Sussex Stakes betting tips for the feature race on day two of Glorious Goodwood on Tuesday, 1 August. The unbeaten Without Parole looks a  worthy favourite to provide trainer John Gosden with a second win in the Group 1 contest over 1m at the Sussex Venue. Expert Eye is feared most, while Beat The Bank odds appeal each-way. For full details why, read our in-depth 2018 Sussex Stakes betting tips preview.

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Without Parole the one to be on in Sussex Stakes

Without Parole looks a a worthy favourite to provide trainer John Gosden with a second winner of the Group 1 Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Wednesday (15:35). The Newmarket handler saddled the brilliant Kingman to land the 2014 running of the prestigious 1m contest.

Gosden has yet another exciting prospect on his hands in Without Parole, who is unbeaten in four starts. In the last of those at Royal Ascot, he made the step up into Group 1 when beating the re-opposing Gustav Klimt by half-a-length in the St James’s Palace Stakes.

After tracking the leaders travelling strongly in the hands of a confident Frankie Dettori, the three-year-old son of Frankel made his move two from home to take up the running approaching the final furlong. He then only had to be ridden out to readily get the job done.

Without Parole scored with more in hand than the winning margin suggests and it was a classy and taking performance which earned him an official rating of 119. That is the highest in this line-up and this unexposed sort undoubtedly has the scope to be even better.

A riding ban means that Dettori, who has partnered Without Parole to his last three successes, cannot be on board this time. Gosden has booked a more than able deputy in the shape of Andrea Atzeni, who is no stranger when it comes to big race success.

Without Parole is also a very uncomplicated ride, so there are no worries as regards riding arrangements. There’s simply nothing not to like about his profile for this, so he rates a solid bet to land the spoils and confirm himself the best male miler of his generation.

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Expert Eye a big player for in-form Stoute

Trainer Sir Michael Stoute is enjoying a fabulous season and his Expert Eye looks sure to make a bold bid to provide him with another big race success, having returned to form with a vengeance last time out.

The colt looked a potential superstar when following up his debut win with a scintillating performance in the Group 3 Vintage Stakes over 7f at this course during the Glorious meeting 12 months ago.

After being held-up in mid-division, the Prince Khalid Abdullah owned son of Acclamation made smooth headway to take up the running on the bridle two from home before surging clear to slam Zaman by 4 1/2 lengths.

Expert Eye was sent off the 4/7 favourite for the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket on the back of that success, yet he was never travelling well and one of the first beaten – eventually finishing a distant last of nine to U S Navy Flag.

Something clearly wasn’t right, but Expert Eye also failed to live up to expectations in his first two starts this season. However, Stoute kept the faith and got him right back to his best at Royal Ascot where he landed the Group 3 Jersey Stakes over 7f in impressive fashion by 4 1/2 lengths from Society Power.

Expert Eye showed a blistering turn of foot to put the race to bed and it was a performance which suggested he was well worth another crack at this level. The big question is whether he will be as effective over a mile?

If he is, then he looks capable of giving Without Parole plenty to think about and the fact that he has proved he can handle the track is a big plus. Expert Eye therefore has to be our main danger in this.

Beat The Bank holds solid each-way claims

The Andrew Balding trained Beat The Bank has a tremendous strike rate having won six of his 10 starts. He is also one from one over course and distance, so looks the best each-way option in a fascinating renewal of the Sussex.  

After finishing an eye-catching 1 3/4 lengths sixth of 15 to Accidental Agent on his second start this season in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot when encountering trouble in-running on more than one occasion, the son of Paco Boy got back on the scoresheet in good style last time out when landing a Group 2 at Ascot by a neck from Lord Glitters.

Jockey Oisin Murphy was forced to sit and suffer waiting for a gap to appear, but when it did Beat The Bank quickened smartly to get the job done and hold only gamely. This is tougher and, as a four-year-old, he faces no easy task giving 7lb to the younger horses.

However, Beat The Bank comes into the race in form and is a really likeable sort who could well have more to offer. He has a more solid profile than most, hence he features among our 2018 Sussex Stakes betting tips.

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