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O.P. « 2017-Oct-22, 01:55 AM »
Frankel gets his first European G1 winner, as Cracksman destroys his field in the Champion Stakes.

Plenty of good judges are saying Enable wouldn't have got near him.

Sure the victory was spectacular, but the fact remains that Cracksman's 2 best, wide margin, wins have come in very heavy ground.

Same could be said, to an extent, for Enable.

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« 2017-Oct-22, 10:31 AM Reply #1 »
They are both superstars.

Winx might be best suited to the mile races over there now these two have exposed themselves, at least in the early part of her sojourn.

I do hope she goes for the Arc ultimately but she could dominate the Mile division before stepping up to 2000m and than the Arc.

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« 2017-Oct-22, 10:48 AM Reply #2 »
On quick ground, I don't think either Enable or Cracksman would get near Winx at 10f.

At present, I'm not convinced Cracksman isn't a champion wet ground horse, but just a very good horse otherwise.

One of the biggest scalps both Enable and Cracksman have taken is Highland Reel.

He's a good yardstick. But both beat him on very wet ground, which he hates.

Winx slaughtered him on his preferred good ground when he was at the top of his game.

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« 2017-Oct-22, 01:51 PM Reply #3 »
Stayed up and watched, looks like a wet track beast, what are the odds of having two like that land in one stable at the same time.

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« 2018-May-14, 09:18 AM Reply #4 »
Won the G1 Prix Ganay easily on his seasonal bow. Took a while to get organised when Frankie asked him to go, but he reeled them in without any difficulty once he got going.

I'd be guessing the G1 Coronation Cup might be next for him.

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« 2018-May-14, 10:22 AM Reply #5 »
Apparently the Tattersalls Gold Cup than the Prince Of Wales is the agenda.

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« 2018-May-15, 12:34 AM Reply #6 »
Bloody hell Racing report saying he will go for the Coronation Cup. I really thought they would go the 10 furlong route with him in the early part of the season.


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« 2018-Jun-02, 08:08 PM Reply #7 »
Scrambled home in the Coronation Cup at 4s on.

Did not look comfortable at any stage. Maybe he just doesn't like Epsom.

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« 2018-Jun-04, 09:02 AM Reply #8 »
Apparently smashed his head on the gates just before they sprung open, which may also go some way to explaining his ostensibly lack lustre performance.

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« 2018-Jun-21, 09:36 AM Reply #9 »
In 3 runs this season, Cracksman

  1-beat a substandard field in the Prix Ganay at ParisLongchamps,

  2-scrambled home by head in the Coronation Cup at 4s on, beating a horse whose form indicates that he is G2/G3 level at best, and

  3-was beaten at 2/5 on good ground yesterday at Ascot by a horse he beat by 7 lengths over the same course and distance on bottomless ground in the Champion Stakes last
     October.

His pièce de résistance is the Champion Stakes. Aside from that, he's not done anything which warrants the superstar status which he's been accorded.

No doubt he'a champion wet tracker, but it's questionable that he's anything more than a good horse, perhaps racing less than stellar opposition, on dry tracks.

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« 2018-Jun-21, 03:27 PM Reply #10 »
He was misbehaving badly last night, Very much more interested in perfume than racing.

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« 2018-Jul-28, 10:16 PM Reply #11 »
He travelled to Ascot for tonight's King George, but J H M Gosden took him out after walking the track. Seems it is too firm for his charge.

All other acceptors take their chance, apparently unconcerned about the state of the ground, including Hydrangea, who'd also be much better suited by some ease in the ground.

I'll take that as confirmation that his trainer is also of the view that Cracksman is a champion wet tracker, but just a good horse when it's not a quagmire.


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