Sussex National Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends

Updated: 1533 Horse Racing

We look at the Sussex National ahead of the next renewal, a race contested over 3m4½f at Plumpton to see which runners, trainers and jockeys have previously won the race and which trends you can use to find the winner of the Sussex National.

Sussex National Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends
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Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2025 Sussex National Preview

Scheduled to take place in January of each year, usually on the first Sunday of the new year at the Plumpton racecourse is the Sussex National, a race which is open to chasers who are aged five or older with the race being run over a demanding three miles, four and a half furlongs on what is usually testing ground at this time of the year and they face a total of twenty fences during the race.

Sussex National Information:

To see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are tipping throughout the card that includes this race, head over to the Plumpton tips on the day of the race, do they agree with the runners on the trend shortlist or are they predicting other runners?

How competitive is the Sussex National market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2004 when the race had an over-round of 111%. The race in 2022 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 127%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Sussex National, the over-round has been 119%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £119 which is bet.

Sussex National Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Sussex National next time out then you would have backed a total of 1 winner. Backing all 18 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -12.50. Whilst we wait for the 2025 Sussex National remember you can get daily racing predictions from the expert tipsters on the racing predictions page.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the Nicky Martin trained The Two Amigos ridden by Matt Griffiths who set the fastest winning time in the Sussex National, the runner won the race in a time of 7:24.50 was set when winning the race in 2019. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Colin Tizzard and jockey Seamus Durack with Jeremy Spider who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 8:11.00 in the 2003 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Sussex National over the last 20 renewals:

  1. The Two Amigos (7:24.50) in 2019
  2. Minella Boys (7:27.10) in 2011
  3. Dom Of Mary (7:27.30) in 2024

Sussex National Past Winners

Here are the Sussex National past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Sussex National as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Dom Of Mary (FR)
8yo 10-8 9/2
Caoilin Quinn (3lbs)
David Bridgwater (GB)
Atakan (FR)
7yo 10-8 11/4
Brendan Powell
Joe Tizzard (GB)
Go Whatever (IRE)
8yo 10-4 5/1
Tom Cannon
Chris Gordon (GB)
Seaston Spirit (GB)
8yo 11-5 6/1
Aidan Coleman
Oliver Sherwood (GB)
Christmas In April (FR)
8yo 11-2 9/2
Harry Cobden
Colin Tizzard (GB)
The Two Amigos (GB)
7yo 11-12 11/8F
Matt Griffiths
Nicky Martin (GB)
Vinnie Lewis (IRE)
7yo 11-5 7/2F
Harry Bannister
Harry Whittington (GB)
Morney Wing (IRE)
8yo 11-6 12/1
Paddy Brennan
Charlie Mann (GB)
Tour Des Champs (FR)
9yo 11-11 11/2
Sam Twiston-Davies
Nigel Twiston-Davies (GB)
Itoldyou (IRE)
9yo 10-11 11/1
Tom Cannon
Linda Jewell (GB)

Sussex National Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Sussex National over the last 20 renewals is Gary Moore who has won the race two times with those two winners coming from Well Refreshed (2013) and Reblis (2014).

Here are some of the top Sussex National trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Gary Moore10-2-4+3.00+1.00
David Pipe19-1-5-13.50-3.43
Peter Bowen11-1-4-4.00+0.21
Oliver Sherwood7-1-1+0.00-2.25
Chris Gordon7-1-2-1.00-2.12
Paul Nicholls6-1-3+1.00+0.40
David Bridgwater6-1-1-0.50-2.30
Nigel Twiston-Davies5-1-3+1.50+1.33
Charlie Mann4-1-2+9.00+5.42
Charlie Longsdon4-1-2+5.00+4.50

Sussex National Jockey Statistics

There are multiple leading jockeys in the Sussex National over the last 20 renewals with Paddy Brennan, Tom Cannon and Joshua Moore having all won the race two times. Paddy Brennan's winners have been with French Executive (2004) and Morney Wing (2017). Tom Cannon winners have been with Itoldyou (2015) and Go Whatever (2022). Joshua Moore's winners have been with Well Refreshed (2013) and Reblis (2014).

Here are some of the top Sussex National jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Paddy Brennan7-2-3+13.00+7.00
Tom Cannon7-2-4+11.00+7.66
Joshua Moore5-2-3+8.00+4.94
Brendan Powell5-1-3-1.25+1.45
Aidan Coleman4-1-1+3.00+0.75
Sam Twiston-Davies4-1-2+2.50+1.43
Harry Cobden3-1-1+2.50+0.70
Dave Crosse2-1-1+24.00+14.00
Harry Bannister2-1-1+2.50+1.10
Felix De Giles1-1-1+8.00+5.00

Sussex National Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +32.50 is when runners had 2 places in the past year. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 0 career wins in Handicap races, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-30.

The course which has produced the most winners of the Sussex National is Plumpton, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Plumpton last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 20 winners from a total of 205 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 0 winners from a total of 15 runners.

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Sussex National despite multiple attempts:

  • Supreme Leader (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Darsi (0 Wins from 5 runners)
  • Turgeon (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Ironside in 2008, winning for Colin Tizzard at odds of 25/1 under the guidance of Dave Crosse. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there have been 2 winning favourites in the race. Whilst we wait for the 2025 Sussex National remember you can get daily racing predictions from the top racing tipsters on the best racing tipsters page.

Article Contributor Information

We are blessed with an excellent team of specialists and experts at OLBG. Contributing to create and maintain this Sussex National Trends Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends are at hand, James Banting and Darren Brett. They both work on the Horse racing tips team team looking after the tipsters and managing the tips settlement, whilst also creating and managing all of the horse racing event previews for National Hunt Racing.

Darren Brett

Darren Brett

Tipster competition manager

A seasoned veteran in the industry, Darren's profound knowledge and unparalleled expertise in horse racing truly come to the fore during the National Hunt season. In addition to his contribution to our Horse racing previews here on OLBG, he also holds the reins for
James Banting

James Banting

Tipster competition assistant

James, a master of versatile content management at OLBG, truly shines when it comes to National Hunt racing - his deepest passion and area of specialisation. With prior experience with the Jockey Club, he pairs his professional prowess with Darren, another Jockey Club alumni, to curate outstanding race data previews. Their combined knowledge brings an unrivalled depth and excellence.

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