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All you need to know as Champion Stakes hero Cracksman returns at Longchamp

Cracksman and Frankie Dettori impress on the Rowley Mile in the build-up to today's return
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The jumps season has been wonderful but it's over – which makes the timing of Cracksman's return in the Prix Ganay today perfect.

Sunday cards

It is the official reopening of Longchamp and the presence of the Champion Stakes winner and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe second favourite on his seasonal return adds undeniable lustre to the day. 

Gowran Park's fixture has been claimed by the weather but in Britain there is action from Salisbury, where the going promises to be testing, and Wetherby.

Going report

Longchamp (first race 1.00)

Salisbury (2.00)
Heavy (GoingStick: 5.1 at 6.45am on Sunday)

Wetherby (2.10)

What to back

Check out what our experts think about the action today – and our Lambourn man has one he likes at Salisbury.

What to read

Find out why the Altior team can't wait to take on young pretender Footpad next season. And celebrate Nina Carberry's career as she signs off on a high at Punchestown.

What to watch

Get in the mood for the Flat season with this re-run of last season's Arc

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Final thought 

We've had the Lincoln and the Craven but with Cracksman out and about it feels like the Flat season has finally arrived. Here's to six memorable months. 

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The presence of the Champion Stakes winner adds undeniable lustre to the day
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