Owner Anthony Oppenheimer believes Cracksman won't run before the Derby after ruling him out of the Dante Stakes at York.
The son of Frankel has been withdrawn for the Yorkshire meeting with the going not thought to suit John Gosden's charge, who is currently unbeaten after two previous outings.
Oppenheimer does not expect a run before the Derby after ruing the the soft ground at York for the Dante Stakes.
He told Press Association Sport: "I was advised by Mr Gosden that the back end of the course was very heavy and that we really couldn't run in the interests of the horse.
"It's sad, as he'd been going really well beforehand.
"He won't run again (before the Derby) and could maybe do a gallop somewhere, possibly Epsom.
"He (Gosden) did mention that, so that could be an option."
Article Posted on Thursday 18th May 2017 @ 12.18
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