Suesa sprints to victory in G2 King George Stakes at Goodwood

Talented daughter of Night Of Thunder beats high-class field to add a third Group victory to her record

The feature race on the third day of Glorious Goodwood was the G2 King George Stakes and the five-furlong contest was won in emphatic style by Night Of Thunder’s smart sprinter Suesa.

The three-year-old filly, who is trained in France by Francois Rohat, was settled towards the rear of the field during the early stages. Asked to make her move by William Buick approaching the final furling marker, Suesa responded brilliantly and soon took the lead, storming clear to eventually win by three lengths.

Suesa has now won five of her six starts, with her only defeat coming on unsuitably heavy ground in the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. Earlier this year, she recorded back-to-back Group victories, landing the G3 Prix Sigy and G3 Prix Texanita, both at Chantilly. She is now one of the favourites to take the G1 Nunthorpe at York next month.

Suesa was bred by Thomastown Farm and is out of the unraced Orpen mare Sally Is The Boss, from the extended family of Brocade (dam of Barathea and Gossamer).

Night Of Thunder is sire of 23 Stakes winners worldwide to date, headed by G1-winning duo Thundering Nights and Kukeracha.