One of the most talented horses in the field and another from the Gosden is the outstanding Cracksman. This year was set to be his break through year after showing glimpses of brilliance as a three year old when winning and being very competitive in big Group 1 contests.
However it hasn't quite been the case. It started so well with a victory at Longchamp on his seasonal debut where he justified long odds on favouritism to Blitz the field in the Group 1 Prix Ganay.
He was next seen on Derby day at Epsom in the Group 1 Coronation Cup where he made hard work of the race to eventually get up and win but it did put doubt into some punters minds.
They were right to have done so as at the Royal meeting in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes he was beaten by Poet's Word and it was a poor performance from him at the time he was the highest rated horse in the sport.
Since then John Gosden has held him back and has not raced him since, he is set to have one race before the the first Sunday in October and his trainer has said he will be better come Autumn, it is now time to see if the proof is in the pudding.
If he can get back to his best or even better than what we have seen before the 7/1 on offer is a gift and he will be a serious contender to go and take this race.
(Credit Racing UK)