Cracksman blinkered in Champion Stakes


Cracksman brought the curtain down on his glittering racing career in style on British Champions Day at Ascot yesterday, obliterating his rivals with a devastating performance that took him to a six-length victory in the Qipco Champion Stakes.

Wearing blinkers for the first time, the John Gosden-trained four-year-old blew the opposition away in the straight.

Capri hit the front briefly in the straight, but once Dettori unleashed Cracksman, the race was over.

Crystal Ocean was second with Czech Republic representative Subway Dancer running an impressive race for third, another three-quarters of a length away.

Messi se fracturó y será baja por tres semanas
Además, Messi estará ausente en la revancha ante Inter (6 de noviembre) y frente al Betis (11 de noviembre), por el torneo local. Messi se había retirado del Camp Nou para hacerse estudios en su brazo derecho en la Ciudad Deportiva que posee Barcelona .

He was speaking after trainer John Gosden declared the grey for this highly competitive mile test rather than the Champion Stakes over 10 furlongs.

"Obviously he got very distracted at Royal Ascot by the girls (fillies) coming back in from the Duke of Cambridge".

Gosden has a litany of talent at his disposal with superstars including Enable, Cracksman, Stradivarius, Roaring Lion, Too Darn Hot and Lah Ti Dar at Clarehaven Stables, but it is testament to the trainer's expert handling of top-class horses that his team of stars have shone on the biggest stages this season.

"I'm a great believer in putting a semi-blinker on as I've had a lot of luck with it down the years and it's a little trick I learned in America. He's Frankel's best son and it's good to see him back to his best".