Dawn Approach v Toronado — who will win the “Duel on the Downs”?

  • The pressure’s on for jockeys Richard Hughes and Kevin Manning as they prepare to go head-to-head in the “Duel on the Downs”.

    Today at Goodwood (Wednesday 31 July) Toronado (Hughes) and Dawn Approach (Manning) will compete in the £300,000 Group One Sussex Stakes.

    The pair have met twice before this season and so far the score is 2-0 to Dawn Approach.

    Dawn Approach took the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket in May, when Toronado was back in 4th. But last month Toronado got closer, finishing just a short head behind Dawn Approach in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot (pictured below).

    ROYAL ASCOT 18 06 2013

    The race is held over a mile and 6 horses are due to go to post.

    Who will win? Watch the race at 3.05pm on Channel 4 Racing.

    For a full report don’t miss next week’s issue of H&H out on 8 August.

    Photos by Dan Abraham and Bill Selwyn

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