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Sectional Timing Debrief: Champions Day 2017
Simon Rowlands analyses the sectional times from Champions Day at Ascot.
For a Champions Day to have credibility, it requires Champions. British racing’s flagship event at Ascot has had a fair few over the years, not least the peerless Frankel in its first two editions, but this year’s seventh incarnation looked for a while as if it might fall just short.
Not a bit of it: in addition to the humans honoured off the course, there was one standout Champion performance on it, plus several which were up to scratch for the big occasion.
That performance was, of course, put up by Cracksman, a son of Frankel who is looking more and more like a chip off the old block.