Gin, He had no need to put the horse in that position in such a small field.
Canít agree that itís win record has anything to do with it. It was odds on because itís last 2 runs have been rippers.
It should have won both and it wasnít the horses fault that it hadnít.
The way it hit the line when clear highlights that it should have won. Even the commentator cried ďstrike me pinkĒ
Surely he knew the despised outsider who was leading would collapse but he still changed direction and drove right up behind it
Simply, he hooked it and provided enough grey to pass master.
If a 4kg Claimer rode it th3 would be hauled before the stewards
Pike rode to his ego and it wasnít necessary