<![CDATA[The racing at Saturday's British Champions Day witnesses the final hurrah of the greatest ever racehorse with 32,000 attendees paying homage to the mighty Frankel. Come the hour this treasured horse's biggest opponent could be the cursed British weather. Testing ground looks the order of the day which shall be music to the ears of connections of his main market rival Cirrus Des Aigles who will adore a mud bath. Provided the ground is only soft Frankel looks a decent bet to win by at least four lengths given he has around a stone in hand over Cirrus Des Aigles and Nathaniel. Heavy going will provide a far sterner test but class will see him through. The rest of a star-studded card is also at the mercy of the weather and surely the powers that be need to try to accommodate an earlier date in the calendar for these equine superstars? The majority of these top class horses require good ground and that can't be over emphasised. Trainer James Fanshawe won the Sprint Stakes on last year's inaugural Champions Day with Deacon Blues and can repeat the feat with Society Rock at odds of 3-1 generally. Having already won the Golden Jubilee Stakes and recently added the Haydock Sprint Cup, 6f on soft ground will be right up his cul-de-sac and having worked well on the Al Bahathri midweek he sets the blueprint for rivals Wizz Kid and Slade Power to follow. Slade Power from the Eddie Lynam yard is the new kid on the block, having proven highly progressive this term and with the benefit of arriving fresh following a setback in training. Aidan O'Brien fields a high-class team on Champions Day led by Excelebration in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes. Excelebration has done nothing wrong in his five defeats to his nemesis Frankel and has won seven of his other eight career races including two Group 1's to stamp himself as a world-class miler. Purchased by a sharp-eyed Marco Botti for only £20,000 as a yearling at the Doncaster St Leger sales the four-year old colt has brought home over a cool £1 million in earnings. Cityscape from the Roger Charlton yard looks set to be the main danger having been beaten just over a length by Excelebration in the Group 1 Jacques Le Marois in Deauville in August. Elusive Kate is respected but performs to her best on faster ground.