Big Penny To Score A Pretty Penny For Backers4 min read
Cracksman made a winning debut on the corresponding Newmarket card 12 months ago, earning opening quotes of for both colts’ classics thereafter, and ultimately somewhat unlucky to finish third in this year’s Derby at Epsom. The son of Frankel has got better with every race this term and, after Saturday’s Champion Stakes romp, is the 5/1 from 12s second favourite for next year’s Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe.
Stablemate Enable scored under Frankie this season and is to go back-to-back when the race returns to Longchamp next season – but who would Frankie ride? Timeform have Cracksman’s performance as 2lb better than anything we’ve seen so far this term however, BetVictor are unsure and are 10/11 for Frankie to ride either Cracksman or Enable should the pair take each other on before the end of next season.
Cracksman v Enable; Who would Frankie ride?
There’s nothing of Cracksman’s ilk on display this afternoon at Newmarket however, there are some classy colts on display in the same maiden including Al Muffrih (4.05) for the in-form yard of William Haggas. The son of Sea the Stars couldn’t be any better bred for the job and must go close on debut under the excellent Gerald Mosse.
Brundtland (4.40) is another exciting debutant, with the son of Dubawi expected to score at the first time of asking under William Buick. Trainer Charlie Appleby has a 33