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|Wednesday 25th October 2017|
Oppenheimer Wants Enable Clash
Cracksman's owner Anthony Oppenheimer is already targeting a clash with fellow John Gosden-trained filly Enable next season on the back of his charge winning the Qipco Champion Stakes.
It was a display that left his trainer somewhat taken aback, but also very excited about what might be in store next term.
For now, Cracksman is set to wind down for the winter, with the owner effectively confirming the Breeders' Cup at Del Mar is off the radar.
"I think we were all a little bit stunned by his performance on Saturday, to be honest. To see him win by the distance he did was a surprise," said Oppenheimer.
"It's hugely exciting. We know he stays a mile-and-a-half well and coming back to the mile-and-a-quarter was a little bit of a worry.
"He's come out of the race incredibly well. It's a bit frightening, actually. I think he'll just wind down gently now and we'll look forward to next year."
Enable ran out a hugely impressive winner at Chantilly and Oppenheimer likes the notion of taking her on next season.
"If we hadn't won the Arc a couple of years ago with Golden Horn, maybe Cracksman would have taken on Enable at Chantilly, but we felt that could wait for another day," he added.
"We knew Enable had worked seriously well before the Arc and we felt missing the race this year was the right decision for our horse.
"Let's hope both horses stay safe and sound and they can maybe meet in the King George or the Arc next year on genuine good ground. That would be something to look forward to."
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