I don’t believe that the King George left it’s mark on Crystal Ocean. I think Enable will put that to bed today. The 10f form of CO is there for all to see. Only won on testing ground at the top table and running at a lower level over 10f in other wins. Never easy for a Leger placed horse to go back half a mile on decent ground giving weight away. Only it’s class got him so close yesterday.
“I don’t think soft ground is a worry at all. He won on it at two and when he’s been beaten on it since I think it was because it stretched his stamina too far in races like the French Derby and the QEII. I actually think it’s his favoured surface and it could even bring him forward again.”