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Cracksman popular among bettors with heavens set to open

Cracksman popular among bettors with heavens set to open

Weather experts expect a drastic change in weather bringing Gosden’s horse into contention

Poet’s Word blew away Cracksman in the Prince Wales’s Stakes last month, leaving many questioning if John Gosden’s horse would be entered into the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes - if the conditions were similar at Ascot.

However, the heatwave finally looks to be coming to an end and experts have predicted storms across the country from tomorrow onwards. The BBC are predicting a 49% chance of rain at various times during tomorrow at Ascot.

Cracksman’s owner, Anthony Oppenheimer had the following to say after the decorrelations “If the ground is good it would be a shame not to let him run. There is some rain forecast for Friday and possibly Friday night.”

“If the ground is good to firm then he won’t run as we know he can’t handle that”

A combination of declarations, rain being forecast and bookmakers going no-runner-no-bet has caused the odds on Cracksman claiming another Ascot win to be cut from 10/1 to 4/1, with some bookies even going as short as 3/1.

Bettors have been quick to back him getting the better of Poets Word, with a massive 47% of bets placed in the market this morning being placed on the four-year-old claiming victory this weekend.