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Racing tips and news: Cracksman a doubt for Dante Stakes after heavy rain

• John Gosden will walk York course before deciding to run favourite
• Shutter Speed struggles with ground but still wins Musidora Stakes

The rain did not stop from the first race to the last here on Wednesday and though Shutter Speed, the odds-on favourite, managed to cope with the softening ground in the Musidora Stakes, her trainer, John Gosden, may walk the course on Thursday morning before he decides whether Cracksman, the third-favourite for the Derby, will take his chance in the Dante Stakes, the feature event of York’s May meeting.

If Cracksman does not go to post for the Dante, the last recognised Derby trial will lose its favourite and a potential favourite for the Classic itself. It will also leave Gosden with the problem of how to apply the finishing touches to a colt with only two runs behind him before the Investec Derby, a fortnight on Saturday.

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Racing tips and news: Cracksman a doubt for Dante Stakes after heavy rain

• John Gosden will walk York course before deciding to run favourite
• Shutter Speed struggles with ground but still wins Musidora Stakes

The rain did not stop from the first race to the last here on Wednesday and though Shutter Speed, the odds-on favourite, managed to cope with the softening ground in the Musidora Stakes, her trainer, John Gosden, may walk the course on Thursday morning before he decides whether Cracksman, the third-favourite for the Derby, will take his chance in the Dante Stakes, the feature event of York’s May meeting.

If Cracksman does not go to post for the Dante, the last recognised Derby trial will lose its favourite and a potential favourite for the Classic itself. It will also leave Gosden with the problem of how to apply the finishing touches to a colt with only two runs behind him before the Investec Derby, a fortnight on Saturday.

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